How much money has the Netherlands already spent on the JSF?

The Netherlands first started spending money on the JSF in 1996. But how much money has it spent since then? And how does the actual expenditure compare with forecast expenditure? It has also received income and other benefits from its role in the JSF programme. So what has been done with this revenue?

Expenditure on the JSF: situation as at 31 December 2017

Because expenditure on the JSF must remain within the limits set in the financial framework, it is important to keep track of the amount of money the Netherlands has already spent on the JSF. However, not all forms of expenditure are covered by the financial framework. Contributions made prior to 2012 to the CDP and SDD phases are not covered by the financial framework.

The Minister of Defence keeps a record of the payments already made by the Netherlands for the JSF, and reports on these in the progress reports.

As at the end of 2017, the Netherlands had spent €1,845 million on the JSF:

  • Contributions to the design and development of the JSF (CDP and SDD phases): these payments are not covered by the arrangements made in the financial framework € 924 million.
  • Contributions to the production and test phases (PSFD and IOT&E phases), payments made for the purchase of the two test aircraft and advance payments made for the remaining aircraft: these payments are subject to the maximum investment ceiling laid down in the financial framework € 921 million.
  • The only figures available for the operating costs are estimates. Actual spending on operating costs will commence only once the Dutch JSFs are operational. 

If you want information on the current position, you should consult the most recent progress report.

Most expenditure concentrated in the years from 2017 to 2022

The bulk of the expenditure on the JSF is concentrated in the years from 2017 to 2022. These are the years in which orders are placed for the JSF and the aircraft are delivered.