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The war in Ukraine is making many nations rethink their protection and security, and many have their eyes firmly on the F-35 joint strike fighter.

Summary

This article by Joseph Morton, writing for Stars and Stripes, makes the following points:
  • Ukraine has been a turning point for how many countries view the F-35 when compared to Russian aircraft.
  • While budget constraints have seen the Pentagon move to reduce the number of F-35s in its annual budget, international demand has been building.
  • Orders are from the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Israel, Australia and others.
  • Even Switzerland—a non-NATO country—is expected to buy F-35s.

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