MPs from across the political spectrum want to reduce the number of JSF fighter jets the Netherlands is planning to buy to below the 85 on the provisional order books, the Telegraaf reports on Monday.
The need to make government spending cuts and the rising cost of the aircraft are forcing a rethink, the paper says.
Labour, the Socialists, left-wing greens GroenLinks and anti-Islam PVV all want the total number reduced or the order scrapped altogether, while the Christian Democrats say the figure of 85 is no longer set in stone.
The Liberal democratic party D66 also says it would now be ‘logical’ to buy fewer jets. The ruling VVD Liberals will not say how many they would like to buy in order 'to keep our hands free in the future,' a spokesman told the paper.
The new cabinet is planning to buy a second test aircraft but a final decision on the main order will not be taken yet
أعترض البرلمان الهولندى على صفقة الأف35
وكانت هولندا أعلنت عن رغبتها فى شراء 85 مقاتله
لكن اعضاء البرلمان غير مقتنعين بالصفقه
ويريدون تخفيض العدد أو إلغائها نهائيآ