Belgium becomes the 13th nation to select the F-35

Belgium becomes the 13th nation to select the F-35

Belgium has selected F-35A Lightning II for their future national security needs.

Belgium will buy 34 F-35As to replace F-16 inventory, which numbers about 54 jets. The U.S. State Department has already approved the deal, which has an estimated value of $6.5 billion.

With that selection, Belgium becomes the 13th nation to join the F-35 program of record, a testament to the government’s confidence in the program and its industrial benefits.

The 5th generation F-35 delivers unmatched value as the most capable, lowest life-cycle cost aircraft with the strongest industrial participation opportunity. With each new customer, the F-35 continues to enhance global security, strengthen critical alliances and drive economic growth.

Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com
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