Dutch Sign F-35 Production MoU, But Political Challenges RemainNov 16, 2006 08:40 UTC
The Netherlands’ Secretary of Defense Cees Van der Knaap has signed the Production Sustainment & Follow On Development (PSFD) MoU in Washington D.C. together with his American counterpart, Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England. See the Ministerie Van Defensie release [Dutch], and the speech given during the signing ceremony [English].
Meanwhile, an ANP story in the Dutch media offers an overview of the political tensions beneath the surface as the country heads toward general elections very soon. DID Netherlands correspondent Vincent van Neerven was good enough to provide a translation, allowing a summary of its additional insights:
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