On 9 June 2016 the Danish Government, the Social Democrats, the Danish
Social-Liberal Party, Liberal Alliance and the Danish People’s Party
have entered into an agreement on new fighter aircraft in replacement of
the ageing F-16 jets. It was agreed to procure 27 F-35 fighter
aircraft, and to finance this procurement within the budgetary framework
of the Danish Defence – with the ambition of keeping intact its
On 12 may, the Government presented its recommendation for the type selection, number and financing of Denmark’s new fighter aircraft. You can read the Government’s recommendation here
Below you can read about the basis for making the decision which supports the Government’s recommendation as well as more about the three fighter candidates and the background for Denmark’s need of new fighter aircraft.