F-16 replacement (F-35 Lightning II)

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The F-16 is currently in service with the Royal Netherlands Air Force are in need of replacement. After comparing the various options, the Dutch authorities selected the F-35. This aircraft is the result of the American Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme, in which the Netherlands has taken part since 2002, contributing a total of €800 million to the development of the F-35.