News: Netherlands

  • DoD Announces F-35 Global Warehousing Assignments

    DoD Announces F-35 Global Warehousing Assignments

    F-35 Joint Program Office // August 16, 2017
    As part of the continued advancement of the F-35 Global Support Solution strategy, the Department of Defense has assigned F-35 regional warehousing capability in the European and Pacific regions to the Netherlands and Australia. These overseas warehouse and distribution centers will enable the F-35 program to optimize and
  • F-35 MRO&U Initial Component Global Assignments Made by DoD

    F-35 MRO&U Initial Component Global Assignments Made by DoD

    United States Department of Defense // November 07, 2016
    The Department of Defense has assigned F-35 Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) capability for the first component repair assignments Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS), for the first 65 of 774 repairables.
  • Dutch F-35 Deployment Yields Strong Results

    Dutch F-35 Deployment Yields Strong Results

    Flightglobal // June 08, 2016
    With the arrival of the Netherlands’ two Lockheed Martin F-35As on 23 May, Dutch defence minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert fulfilled her promise to show the nation the replacement for its ageing Lockheed Martin F-16s.
  • First Results from F-35 Noise Perception Flights In

    First Results from F-35 Noise Perception Flights In

    Netherlands Ministry of Defence // May 27, 2016
    The F-35 flew in the afternoon and early evening, including an afterburner take-off, which was requested by the residents, the F-35 flew profiles alongside an F-16 - as they would normally do from both bases.
  • F-35 Training at Luke AFB Gathers Pace with 34 Jets

    F-35 Training at Luke AFB Gathers Pace with 34 Jets

    Flightglobal // January 13, 2016
    The multinational pilot training centre at Luke AFB in Arizona has grown exponentially since receiving its first Lockheed Martin F-35 in March 2014, and that pace won’t let up in 2016 as the 56th Fighter Wing zips past 3,000 Lightning II sorties.
  • F-35 Mission Continues to Evolve

    F-35 Mission Continues to Evolve

    56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs // October 22, 2015

    As the world's premiere F-35 training base, Luke Air Force Base is constantly growing and improving to provide state-of-the-art training for F-35 Lightning ll pilots and maintainers.

  • F-35s And F-16s Go Dutch

    F-35s And F-16s Go Dutch

    Aviation Week // August 28, 2015
    Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-35s and F-16s have been practicing joint operations from Edwards Air Force Base in California over the last two weeks.
  • Tests Show F-35s Can Share Data With Older Aircraft

    Tests Show F-35s Can Share Data With Older Aircraft

    Reuters // August 28, 2015
    Two weeks of joint testing of the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet at a California air base by the Royal Netherlands Air Force showed that the new stealthy jets are able to share a significant amount of data with older warplanes, the pilot in charge of Dutch F-35 testing told Reuters.
  • Netherlands Orders Eight F-35s

    Netherlands Orders Eight F-35s

    Aviation Week // March 26, 2015
    The deal was formally signed in Washington on March 25 by Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, who said the order was the “point of no return,” in the country’s F-16 replacement program.
  • Dutch Parliament Approves First F-35 Production Order

    Dutch Parliament Approves First F-35 Production Order

    FlightGlobal // March 04, 2015
    The Royal Netherlands Air Force is already operating two F-35As, which were acquired to enable the service to participate in US-led initial operational test and evaluation of the Joint Strike Fighter.
  • Netherlands commits to first operational F-35s

    Netherlands commits to first operational F-35s

    IHS Jane's Defence Weekly // December 17, 2014
    The Netherlands announced on 15 December that it will sign a contract in April 2015 for an initial eight Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters.
  • F-35 MRO&U Assignments Made by DoD

    F-35 MRO&U Assignments Made by DoD

    F-35 Joint Program Office // December 11, 2014
    The Department of Defense has assigned F-35 Regional Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) capability for airframes and engines for the European Region.
  • First Dutch F-35 squadron established

    First Dutch F-35 squadron established

    FlightGlobal // November 11, 2014
    The Royal Netherlands Air Force on 4 November changed the command of its Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II detachment at Eglin AFB, Florida, to 323 Sqn.
  • First F-35 squadron for the RNLAF

    First F-35 squadron for the RNLAF

    Royal Netherlands Air Force // November 06, 2014
    As of yesterday afternoon, the Royal Netherlands Air Force has its first F-35 squadron. The squadron will operate in the US. The first F-35s are planned to transfer to bases in the Netherlands from 2019 onwards. The Dutch military will buy at least 37 aircraft of this type.
  • F-35 Master Internships Program

    F-35 Master Internships Program

    Terma // October 03, 2014
    Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Aarhus University, and Terma launched the F-35 Master Internships program on October 3.
  • F-35 Lightning II crosswind resistant

    F-35 Lightning II crosswind resistant

    Piloot en Vliegtuig // July 31, 2014
    In the run-up to Initial Operational Capability (IOC) certification, an F-35B at Edwards AFB successfully conducted several landings which was affected by strong crosswinds and a wet track.
  • F-35 Wins Netherlands Fighter Replacement Competition

    Defense News // September 17, 2013
    The Netherlands announced on Tuesday that it has selected the F-35 joint strike fighter as the official replacement for its fleet of F-16s, a major international sale for the fifth-generation fighter.

    The selection completes a 15-year long odyssey that has seen the Netherlands waver between strong support and serious…
  • F-35 Test Aircraft Transferred to the Netherlands

    The Hague, Netherlands // July 25, 2013
    On July 25, 2013, the first of two Dutch F-35 test aircraft was transferred by the U.S. government to the Dutch Ministry of Defense. It is also the first F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) delivered to an international partner in the F35 program.
  • Second F-35 for the Netherlands Rolls Out of F-35 Production Facility

    Second F-35 for the Netherlands Rolls Out of F-35 Production Facility

    Fort Worth, Texas // March 07, 2013
    The second Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II for the Netherlands rolled out of the F-35 production facility on March 2.

    This is the latest step in the production process leading to its eventual assignment to Eglin AFB, Fla., later this summer. The Netherlands is planning to use this conventional takeoff and landing…