|First Italian-built Dutch F-35A is on delivery.|
Oct. 30, 2019 - Tomorrow, the Leeuwarden air base in the Netherlands will receive its first F-35A. The aircraft (AN-9) will take off early in the afternoon from the Final Assembly and Check-Out (FACO) at Cameri, Italy, and will arrive at destination at around 3.00 pm LT. The event will be broadcast live at this link.
AN-9 is the first Dutch Lightening II assembled in Italy and the ninth of the Netherlands’ 37 F-35A stealth fighters on order. The first eight aircraft are being assembled at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth facility in the U.S. with two F-35s already used for testing at Edwards AFB, California, and the rest destined to Luke AFB for pilot training.
Written by Matteo Sanzani