CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5 Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week ago) and read 3310 times:
The Netherlands cabinet choose the F-35 (JSF) on February 9th over the Typhoon and Rafale. It seems that the Dutch will procure some 85 examples to replace their current F-16 fleet.
This decision is seen as very influential on Denmark and Norway which also operate the F-16 with the Netherlands in an agreement called the EPAF. European Participating Air Forces which jointly ordered the F-16 together. Belgium is the fourth member but isn't looking to replace their F-16s until 2015.
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower