F-35 Lightning II
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F-35 Lightning II News
Canada finalizes deal to acquire 88 F-35s
Canada announced the finalization of a $14.2 billion deal with the United States (US) government and Lockheed Martin with Pratt & Whitney for the acquisition of F-35 fighter jets for the Royal Canadian Air Force. The first planes are expected to enter the RCAF in 2026 with the full fleet being operational by 2033 or 2034.
Contract for production and delivery of up to 398 F-35s finalized
The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin have finalized the contract for the production and delivery of up to 398 F-35s for $30 billion, including U.S., international partners and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) aircraft in Lots 15 and 16, with the option for Lot 17.
F-35B crash-lands in Fort Worth, TX - pilot ejected
A Lockheed Martin-owned F-35B "Lightning II" has ended up nose-down off the side of the runway at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth in Texas after a mishap on Thursday. The pilot ejected safely during the incident, which comes on the anniversary of the F-35's first flight in 2006.