Norway To Buy First Four F-35s

F-35 Lightning II

From Robert Wall, Aviation Week:  The Norwegian government plans to jump-start procurement of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in order to receive the first aircraft in 2016 to commence training of pilots.

The parliament has proposed an initial buy of four Lockheed Martin F-35s. Those would arrive about two years ahead of the broader introduction of the stealth fighter into the country’s air force inventory.

The government puts the price tag for the deal at 4.8 billion Norwegian kronor ($883 million).  (photo: U.S. Air Force)

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