Italy sends two F-35A fighters to Switzerland

Italy sends F35 Switzerland
Italian Air Force F-35A multirole combat aircraft.

The Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) recently deployed two F-35A fighter aircraft in Switzerland. The fighters, belonging to the 32° Stormo (32nd Wing), reached Emmen Air Base on 18 March. They will remain in Switzerland until 25 March on the occasion of the presentation of future defense systems to members of the Swiss embassy.

The event aims to introduce the new fighter aircraft, as well as the new Patriot missile defense system and other equipment being acquired to politicians and industry leaders. Experts from Armasuisse and the Swiss Army will provide details on the new systems and answer questions from guests.

The participation of the Italian Lightning II jets in the event confirms the good relations between the two nations which will be further strengthened by the choice of Switzerland to have its thirty-six F-35As (or most of them) assembled at the FACO (Final Assembly and Check-Out) in Cameri, northern Italy. Cameri FACO is currently building the F-35A and F-35B jets for the Italian armed forces, as well as the F-35As for the Dutch Air Force.

Swiss F35 assembled FACO Cameri

Written by Matteo Sanzani
Images: Italian Air Force

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