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Milestones
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02-05-1996

State Secretary for Defence signs a letter of intent to participate in the concept demonstration phase of the JSF programme (Dutch).

 
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02-05-1997

Government decides to participate in the concept demonstration phase of the JSF programme (Dutch).

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07-08-1997

Government decides to release NLG 150 million for the Dutch aerospace industry to prepare for participation in the JSF programme (Dutch).

   
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07-03-1999

Government informs the Dutch House of Representatives that it is considering replacing the F-16. This marks the start of the Defence Materiel Process (Dutch).

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07-07-1999

The Dutch House of Representatives designates the F-16 Replacement Project as a 'Major Project' (Dutch), another parliamentary paper (Dutch).

       
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07-03-2002

The government writes in the B/C letter that it has decided, based on the results of a comparative analysis of the candidates that the JSF is the best aircraft at the best price (Dutch). The government then decides to participate in the design stage of the JSF programme.

             
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07-03-2006

The government decides to take part in the production stage of the JSF programme (Dutch), another parliamentary paper (Dutch).

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07-07-2006

The government decides to sign up to a cooperation agreement between European partner countries providing for the creation of joint maintenance facilities.

   
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07-03-2008

The government decides to take part in the operating test stage of the JSF programme.

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07-07-2008

The Ministry of Defence announces the results from a second comparison of candidates: the JSF is again the best aircraft for the best price.

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07-03-2009

The Dutch House of Representatives agrees to accept the financial commitments for the first test aircraft.  A firm decision on the replacement of the F-16 is put off by two years until 2012.

 
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07-03-2010

The Dutch House of Representatives asks the outgoing cabinet in 2010 to withdraw from the operating test stage of the JSF programme (Dutch) and to stop investing in the JSF.

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07-07-2010

The coalition agreement signed by the Rutte-Verhagen government includes a plan to procure a second test aircraft (Dutch). A decision on the replacement of the F-16 is left to the next government.

     
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07-12-2012

The Rutte-Asscher government announces a coalition agreement: the Minister of Defence outlines the future strategy for the Dutch armed forces, including a plan for replacing the F-16; a decision is scheduled for 2013.

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05-07-2012

The Dutch House of Representatives asks the caretaker government to pull out of the JSF programme.

 
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17-09-2013

On the strength of a policy document entitled “In the interests of the Netherlands”, the government opts for the JSF as the replacement for the F-16. Current figures indicate that sufficient funds are available to pay for 37 aircraft.

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09-05-2014

Letter from the Minister of Defence to the Dutch House of Representatives on the practical aspects of the Memorandum issued by the Standing Committee on Defence, setting out the main points of the Major Project for the Replacement of the F-16 on which information needs to be supplied to the House of Representatives. Parliamentary Paper 26488, no. 346. House of Representatives.

Parliamentary paper
22-07-2014

Memorandum issued by the Standing Committee on Defence, setting out the main points of the Major Project for the Replacement of the F-16 on which information needs to be supplied to the House of Representatives. Results of review of information needs of the House of Representatives for the Major Project for the Replacement of the F-16, within the framework of the Regulations on Major Projects. Parliamentary Paper 26488, no. 353. House of Representatives.

                           
Government
Parliamentary paper
Parliamentary paper
13-03-2002

Specification of needs in relation to replacement of F-16; list of questions and answers on replacement of F-16 fighter aircraft (289 kB) | Parliamentary paper 26488 no. 9 | Dutch House of Representatives

01-08-2002

There are other publications in 2002. Go to publications in 2002 (Dutch only).

01-06-2003

There are other publications in 2003. Go to publications in 2003.

Parliamentary paper
Parliamentary paper
28-06-2004

Specification of needs in relation to replacement of F-16; letter from State Secretaries accompanying 2003 annual report (54 kB)
| Parliamentary paper 26488 no. 19 (reprint) | Dutch House of Representatives

Parliamentary paper
24-06-2004

Report setting out findings on the 2003 annual report on replacement of F-16 (39 kB)
| Appendix to Parliamentary paper 26488 no. 19 | Dutch House of Representatives

01-08-2004

There are other publications in 2004. Go to publications in 2004 (Dutch only).

Parliamentary paper
01-07-2004

Specification of needs in relation to replacement of F-16; letter from State Secretaries on JSF programme (33 kB)
| Parliamentary paper 26488 no. 21 | Dutch House of Representatives

01-03-2005

There are other publications in 2005. Go to publications in 2005 (Dutch only).

Parliamentary paper
14-10-2005

Specification of needs in relation to replacement of F-16; list of questions and answers on report on F-16 replacement project (53 kB)
| Parliamentary paper 26488 no. 34 | Dutch House of Representatives

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Parliamentary paper
18-05-2006

Report setting out findings on 2005 annual report on replacement of F-16 (865 kB) | Appendix to Parliamentary paper 26488 no. 42 | Dutch House of Representatives
 

Parliamentary paper
01-08-2006

There are other publications in 2006. Go to publications in 2006 (Dutch only).

Parliamentary paper
Parliamentary paper
12-04-2007

Report on 2006 annual report on replacement of F-16 (88 kB) | Appendix to Parliamentary paper 26488 no. 58 | Dutch House of Representatives

01-08-2007

There are other publications in 2007. Go to publications in 2007 (Dutch only).

Parliamentary paper
01-04-2008

Assurance report on 2007 annual report on replacement of F-16 (764 kB) | Appendix to Parliamentary paper 26488 no. 67 | Dutch House of Representatives

Parliamentary paper
14-03-2008

Specification of needs in relation to replacement of F-16; list of questions and answers on annual report on replacement of F-16 (108 kB) | Parliamentary paper 26488 no. 68 | Dutch House of Representatives
 

01-08-2008

There are other publications in 2008. Go to publications in 2008 (Dutch only).

Parliamentary paper
01-01-2009

There are publications in 2009. Go to publications in 2009 (Dutch only).

Parliamentary paper
17-09-2009

Specification of needs in relation to replacement of F-16; letter from State Secretary on budget for F-16 replacement project (20 kB)
17 September 2009 | Parliamentary paper 26488 no. 196 | Dutch House of Representatives
 

Parliamentary paper
16-04-2010

Assurance report on 2009 annual report on F-16 replacement project (1.499 kB) | Appendix to Parliamentary paper 26488 no. 232 | Dutch House of Representatives

Parliamentary paper
16-04-2010

2009 annual report on F-16 replacement project (372 kB) | Appendix to Parliamentary paper 26488 no. 232 | Dutch House of Representatives

Parliamentary paper
Parliamentary paper
07-12-2010

Specification of needs in relation to replacement of F-16; letter from government; updated estimate of cost of F-16 replacement project (49 kB) | Parliamentary paper 26488 no. 249 | Dutch House of Representatives

 

01-08-2010

There are other publications in 2010. Go to publications in 2010 (Dutch only).

Parliamentary paper
09-06-2011

Specification of needs in relation to replacement of F-16; list of questions and answers on 2010 report on F-16 replacement project (97 kB) | Parliamentary paper 26488 no. 271 | Dutch House of Representatives

Parliamentary paper
29-03-2011

2010 annual report on replacement of F-16  (342 kB) | Appendix to Parliamentary paper 26488 no. 258 | Dutch House of Representatives

Parliamentary paper
18-01-2011

Updated estimate of cost of F-16 replacement project (38 kB) | Appendix to Parliamentary paper 26488 no. 253 | Dutch House of Representatives

01-08-2011

There are other publications in 2011. Go to publications in 2011 (Dutch only).

Parliamentary paper
12-06-2012

2011 assurance report on appendix to F-16 replacement project (2764 kB) | Appendix to Parliamentary paper 26488 no. 294 | Dutch House of Representatives

Parliamentary paper
12-06-2012

2011 report on F-16 replacement project (1.160 kB) | Appendix to Parliamentary paper 26488 no. 294 | Dutch House of Representatives

 

01-01-2012

There are other publications in 2012. Go to publications in 2012 (Dutch only)

Parliamentary paper
Parliamentary paper
16-10-2013

The government expects to report to the House of Representatives early in 2015 on stage D of the project, i.e. the procurement preparations. The letter will contain further details on the purchase of the JSF.  (Dutch only)

Parliamentary paper
17-09-2013

The government presents a policy document entitled “In the interests of the Netherlands”, including a future strategy for the armed forces. 

Parliamentary paper
17-09-2014

2013 annual report and auditor's report on the replacement of the F-16. Parliamentary Paper 24688, no. 358 House of Representatives

House of Representatives
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Parliamentary paper
22-10-2003

Motion on study into extra F-16 capacity
Motion carried.

Parliamentary paper
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Parliamentary paper
29-05-2008

Motion on end-life update of F-16
Motion carried.

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06-11-2013

Motion calling for the JSF not to carry a nuclear payload. The motion is carried.

Parliamentary paper
22-07-2014

Memorandum issued by the Standing Committee on Defence, setting out the main points of the Major Project for the Replacement of the F-16 on which information needs to be supplied to the House of Representatives. Results of review of information needs of the House of Representatives for the Major Project for the Replacement of the F-16, within the framework of the Regulations on Major Projects. Parliamentary Paper 26488, no. 353. House of Representatives.

Court of Audit
Parliamentary paper
01-04-1998

Lessons learned from the F-16 and answers to subsequent questions in parliament (Dutch)
Report/Parliamentary questions | 15-10-1998 | PDF, 50 kB
Paper by several European supreme audit institutions on the lessons learned from the procurement and mid-life update of the F-16, including answers to questions put to the Court of Audit by parliament.

Parliamentary paper
28-02-2002

A flight through time: SAIs and the F-16 Report | 28-02-2002 | PDF, 157 kB
Report published to mark the retirement of Board member Ad Havermans, presenting the results of nearly 25 years' auditing of the financial development of the F-16 project.

Parliamentary paper
30-10-2006

Court of Audit's answers to questions in parliament on the report, Monitoring the procurement of the JSF (Dutch) – status in September 2006
The House of Representatives had asked questions about the report, Monitoring the procurement of the Joint Strike Fighter – status in September 2006.

Parliamentary paper
11-10-2006

Report: Monitoring the procurement of the Joint Strike Fighter – status in September 2006
Report | 11-10-2006 | PDF, 73 kB
Consideration of the calculation of the JSF's cost price, the decision-making process, orders for Dutch industry and the number of JSF aircraft required.

Parliamentary paper
04-12-2007

Report: Monitoring the procurement of the Joint Strike Fighter – status in September 2007
Consideration of the uncertainties in the cost structure of the JSF, orders for Dutch industry and preparations for the arrival of the JSF.

Parliamentary paper
03-07-2007

Letter announcing the report, Monitoring the procurement of the Joint Strike Fighter (Dutch)– status in 2007
Consideration of the audit findings presented in the Court of Audit's report, Monitoring the procurement of the Joint Strike Fighter – status in 2007, and of the international cooperation between SAIs.

Parliamentary paper
20-05-2008

Letter announcing the report, Monitoring the procurement of the Joint Strike Fighter (Dutch) – status in 2008
Consideration of the audit findings presented in the Court of Audit's report, Monitoring the procurement of the Joint Strike Fighter – status in 2008, and of the international cooperation between SAIs.

Parliamentary paper
01-02-2008

Court of Audit's answers to questions in parliament on the report, Monitoring the procurement of the JSF (Dutch) – status in September 2007
The House of Representatives had asked questions about the report, Monitoring the procurement of the Joint Strike Fighter – status in September 2007.

Parliamentary paper
17-04-2009

Letter to the House of Representatives regarding 'Observations on the comparison of alternatives to replace the F-16' (Dutch) with Response of the State Secretary for Defence (Dutch) to the letter with observations on the comparison of alternatives to replace the F-16")

Parliamentary paper
04-03-2009

Court of Audit's answers to questions in parliament on the report, Monitoring the procurement of the Joint Strike Fighter (Dutch) – status in October 2008
The House of Representatives had asked questions about the report, Monitoring the procurement of the Joint Strike Fighter – status in October 2008.

Parliamentary paper
03-02-2009

Report: Monitoring the procurement of the Joint Strike Fighter – status in October 2008
Consideration of the financial argumentation, the cost of withdrawing from the JSF programme, orders for Dutch industry and risks in the preparations for the arrival of the JSF.

Parliamentary paper
15-04-2010

Court of Audit's answers to questions in parliament on the report, Monitoring the procurement of the Joint Strike Fighter (Dutch) – status in August 2009
The House of Representatives had asked questions about the report, Monitoring the procurement of the Joint Strike Fighter – status in August 2009.

Parliamentary paper
04-02-2010

Report Monitoring the procurement of the Joint Strike Fighter – status in August 2009
Consideration of the political decision-making, the financial argumentation, orders for Dutch industry and preparations for the arrival of the JSF.

Parliamentary paper
27-06-2011

Letter announcing the report, Monitoring the replacement of the F-16 (Dutch) – status in 2011
Letter to parliament | 27-06-2011 | PDF, 350 kB
Consideration of developments since the Court of Audit's report, Monitoring the procurement of the Joint Strike Fighter – status in August 2009, the findings presented in the Court's audit report, Monitoring the procurement of the JSF – status in August 2009, the findings of the Court's report, Monitoring the replacement of the F-16 – status in 2011 and the international cooperation between SAIs.

Parliamentary paper
21-06-2011

Letter to the House of Representatives answering a question in response to the SAR report 2010 (Dutch)
The House of Representatives had asked the Court of Audit to respond to the American SAR report presenting cost information on the JSF.

Parliamentary paper
24-05-2011

Court of Audit's answers to questions in parliament on the report, Monitoring the replacement of the F-16 (Dutch) – status in December 2010
The House of Representatives had asked questions about the report, Monitoring the replacement of the F-16 – status in December 2010. The Court's answers are presented in this document.

Parliamentary paper
24-03-2011

Report: Monitoring the replacement of the F-16 – status in December 2010
Consideration of the development of the JSF's cost, political decision-making, the provision of information to the House of Representatives, orders for Dutch industry and the transition from the F-16 to the JSF.

Parliamentary paper
12-06-2012

Letter to the House of Representatives with comments on the annual report on the replacement of the F-16 for 2011 (Dutch)
Consideration of the 2011 annual report on the replacement of the F-16.

Parliamentary paper
03-04-2012

Report: Monitoring the replacement of the F-16 - status in December 2011
Consideration of the deployability of the F-16, the development of the Joint Strike Fighter and the provision of information to the House of Representatives.

Parliamentary paper
24-10-2012

Report: Joint Strike Fighter exit costs
The Minister of Defence had asked the Court of Audit to investigate the three policy options regarding the Joint Strike Fighter.

Parliamentary paper
22-05-2013

At the request of the Ministers of Finance and Defence, the Court of Audit reconstructed the provision of information to the House of Representatives on the replacement of the F-16 military aircraft since 1996. In response, the Court of Audit issued a letter (Dutch) (PDF, 517 kB) to the House. See also the response (PDF, 945 kB) of the Minister of Defence and the Minister of Finance.

Parliamentary paper
15-10-2014

In a letter to the Dutch House of Representatives the Netherlands Court of Audit discusses the developments in relation to the replacement of the F-16 fighter aircraft (Dutch only).

Legend

Stage AStage A

Specification of needs stage of Defence Materiel Process (DMP).

Stage B/CStage B/C

Preliminary study stage of Defence Materiel Process (DMP)

Stage DStage D

Procurement preparation stage of Defence Materiel Process (DMP)

Stage EStage E

Evaluation stage of Defence Materiel Process (DMP)

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