Friday, April 8, 2011

DTN News - NORWAY DEFENSE NEWS: Norway Is Buying Four F-35 Jets

Defense News: DTN News - NORWAY DEFENSE NEWS: Norway Is Buying Four F-35 Jets
(NSI News Source Info) TORONO, Canada - April 8, 2011:
The Government has decided that Norway will buy four F-35 trainer, saidDefense Minister Grete Faremo in his speech at the Labour Party's national convention Thursday. The four-season the planes will cost4.8 billion. Norway to replace its F-16 fighter aircraft in all likelihood be replaced by the American F-35.

Norwegian F-16 aircraft are ripe for replacement for up to 31 years of service. Norway's 72 F-16 aircraft were delivered between 1980and 1984, while two suppleringsfly was delivered in 1989.

- Acquisition of the four planes is an important step to maintain a satisfactory operational combat aircraft capacity in the transitionphase between the F-16 and F-35, says defense minister.

The four aircraft delivered in 2016, while the main deliveries of combat aircraft is scheduled from 2018. Training aircraft are to be used for education and training of fighter pilots in Norwegian United States.

The government will submit a proposal for the acquisition of trainers for the Parliament, said the Defense Ministry.

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