Lightning Strikes Twice: spectacular footage shows RNLAF F-35 stealth fighter in action

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Lightning Strikes Twice: spectacular footage shows RNLAF F-35 stealth fighter in action

The video is a promotional photo shoot arranged by RNLAF to promote the F-35A Lightning II, the service fifth generation fighter aircraft

Taken taken at an undisclosed location in the U.S. in December 2017 by photographer Dafydd Philips, the following cool video is a photo shoot arranged by Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to promote the F-35A Lightning II, the service fifth-gen fighter aircraft.

As one of the original nine partner nations for the F-35, and the second international partner to receive the F-35, the Netherlands continues to be a key contributor to the development, production and sustainment of the F-35 program.

Lightning Strikes Twice: spectacular footage shows RNALF F-35 stealth fighter in action
This print is available in multiple sizes from AircraftProfilePrints.com – CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS. F-35A Lightning II 56th OG, 61st FS, LF/12-5050 / 2014

The Dutch Parliament approved an order for eight Lockheed Martin F-35As in March 2015, confirming the aircraft as the official replacement for the F-16 for the RNLAF. This lot of eight F-35s will be delivered in 2019. The current program of record for the Netherlands is for up to 37 aircraft.

In May 2016, the F-35 landed on Dutch soil for the first time, fulfilling a promise Dutch defence minister Jeanine Hennis-Passchaert made the previous year to show the nation the new fifth-gen fighter. While in the Netherlands, the F-35 performed several “experience flights” to allow the Dutch public to evaluate the difference between the F-35 and legacy fighters, the F-16, noise levels. According to Lockheed Martin the test results showed negligible differences between the two jets’ noise levels.

Photo credit: Dafydd Philips

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