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Norway commits to initial four F-35s

written by | April 14, 2011
F-35A AF-1

The Norwegian government has announced plans for an initial buy of four Lockheed Martin F-35 JSFs with which to start pilot training with from 2016.

Norway’s Defence Minister Grete Faremo cited “maintaining a satisfactory operational combat aircraft capacity in the transition phase between the F-16 and F-35” as the key reason for the 4.8 billion Norwegian Krone (approx US$875m) acquisition.

Norway plans to acquire 56 F-35s in total.


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