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Ayoshi

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Re: F-35 Export
« Reply #45 on: October 14, 2018, 12:05:27 PM »
NATO pushing Norway to consider F-35 aerial refueling capability | Air Recognition - 12 October 2018 15:41
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According to newspaper Klassekampen that had access to a document containing so-called NATO capabilities goals, the objectives are stated for each country and the defence ministers in the member countries have approved it.

The document stated that Norway should comply with the requirement to procure two aerial refueling aircraft that will be ready for use in 2028 and 2029 respectively.

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Norway has decided to buy up to 52 F-35 fighter jets within 2025. Currently the Norwegian Armed Forces have nine F-35s on Norwegian soil.

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Re: F-35 Export
« Reply #46 on: October 29, 2018, 06:32:32 PM »
Belgium officially opts for Lockheed Martin F-35A fighter jet | Air Recognition - 25 October 2018
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This could have been another Belgian version of the Neverending story. Hopefully, it won’t. The last seven days were definitively critical for ACCaP. All started on October 17, when a restricted Council of Ministers (the "Kern") was briefed by the ACCaP experts team regarding potential offsets offered by each contender. Lockheed Martin's F-35A was then unofficially considered as winning on all criterias, according to the Belgian news agency Belga.

Fierce criticism regarding F-35’s expected selection as winning bidder have directly arisen, both from opposites parties and from French newspapers. So much so that Charles Michel and the Belgian MoD decided to details the experts’ opinion regarding each aircraft.

After months of twists and turns, a second “Kern” yesterday again confirmed Lockheed Martin’s selection as preferred bidder. The official decision was confirmed today by the country’s government, putting an end to a long, harsh, disputed process.
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