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Belgian Air Force’s first F-35A takes maiden flight

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On May 14, 2024, Belgium's third F-35A, designated AY-03, completed its inaugural flight from Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth facility in Texas.The aircraft, adorned with...

Meeting/interview with Thibauld Jongen, the CEO of SABCA, who is leaving this prestigious position after eight years.

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At the end of February 2024, Thibauld Jongen, CEO of SABCA, was stepping down after eight years at the helm of this major Belgian...

Delay hits Belgium’s F-35 delivery: advanced software certification pushes timeline back by six months

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Belgium's order for 34 F-35 fighter jets faces a delay of at least six months due to setbacks in the certification process for the...

A delegation from Belgium and Lockheed Martin celebrate rollout of first F-35A for the Belgian Air Force

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Lockheed Martin presented Belgium's first F-35A Lightning II to the Belgian government during a rollout ceremony at Lockheed Martin's F-35 production facility. This event...

Czech Government approves purchase of 24 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets

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The Czech government has approved the purchase of 24 US-made F-35 advanced fighter jets for approximately $6.5 billion, marking the largest defence contract in...

Norwegian F-35 fighter jets land on a Finnish highway

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In a significant milestone, two Norwegian Lockheed Martin F-35A fighter jets made a historic landing on a highway in Tervo, Finland. This event marked...

Debris from crashed F-35B fighter jet found in South Carolina after pilot ejected

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A US Marine Corps missing F-35B stealth fighter jet that went off the radar over the weekend after its pilot ejected has been located...

Have you seen an F-35 in South Carolina? U.S. Marines are looking for one missing…

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An F-35B Lightning II fighter jet has gone missing in South Carolina after the pilot safely ejected. The incident occurred north of Charleston, and...

Denmark’s first F-35s arrive at Skrydstrup Air Base, heralding a new era of Danish Defence

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Denmark is the 10th nation to operate the F-35 Lightning II from its home soilDenmark’s first four locally-based F-35A fighter aircraft landed on home...

The first two F-35s will be delivered to Belgium at least six months late

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The delivery of Belgium's first two F-35 fighter jets is facing a delay of at least six months.Construction began on the 34 ordered jets...

Belgian aerospace company Sabca signs framework agreement with Lockheed Martin to supply parts for F-35 fighter jet

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Belgian aerospace company Sabca has signed a framework agreement with American arms giant Lockheed Martin, which could lead to a contract worth 500 million...

Lockheed Martin Fort Worth insights with focus on Belgian Air Component Commander attending production of first Belgian F-35

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Lockheed Martin Fort Worth insights with focus on Belgian Air Component Commander attending production of first Belgian F-35 Authors: Benoit Denet & Martin GilletFor Aviation24.be,...

Belgian Defence Minister confirms delay in the delivery of the first F-35 fighter jets to the Belgian Air Force

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Belgium's defence minister, Ludivine Dedonder, has confirmed that the US will be delivering only two F-35 fighter jets to Belgium this year instead of...

The Belgian Ministers of Economy and of Defence announce the signature of a service contract with Lockheed Martin aimed at supporting Belgian aeronautical industries to stand out in the F-35 market

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The Belgian Council of Ministers this Friday approved the signature of a framework agreement with Lockheed Martin. This framework agreement, entitled "Industrial Participation Plan...

Foundation stone laid for the new F-35A complex in Florennes Belgian Air Force Base

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This March 27, 2023, is a great day for Florennes Air Base. Defence Minister Ludivine Dedonder  at the controls of a bulldozer placed the...

Canada finalises agreement to purchase F-35 fighter jets for the Royal Canadian Air Force

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Canada has finalised an agreement with the United States (US) government and Lockheed Martin with Pratt & Whitney for the acquisition of F-35 fighter...

F-35: Pentagon and Lockheed Martin finalise Lot 15-17 agreement that includes the first delivery to Belgium

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F-35 fleet now at 894 aircraft after 141 deliveries in 2022The F-35 Joint Programme Office and Lockheed Martin have finalised the contract for the...

Pilot ejects from bouncing Lockheed-Martin F-35 fighter jet

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A United States military pilot tried to land vertically (STOL - short take-off or landing) with his fighter jet in Texas, United States but...

Germany becomes latest country to join the F-35 Lightning II Global Team

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F-35 continues to be the choice of air forces across Europe The German Ministry of Defence announced today it is procuring 35 Lockheed Martin 5th...

[Pics] First Belgian F-35A on Lockheed Martin’s infrastructure production line in Forth Worth, Texas (USA)

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The first Belgian F-35A is on the production line at Lockheed Martin's facilities in Forth Worth (USA). This is the outer wing box, which is...

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