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F-35 fighter jet expands global presence in 2021 to two new countries: Finland and Switzerland

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Lockheed Martin completed another successful year as the F-35 programme continued to expand its global footprint and enhance operational capabilities. In 2021, two new countries...

Finland selects Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II as its next fighter

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The Finnish Government has announced Lockheed Martin’s 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II is the aircraft selected from its HX Fighter Program. "By selecting the...

Royal Air Force F-35 crashes into the Mediterranean, pilot safely ejects

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On 17 November, a British F-35 pilot from HMS Queen Elizabeth ejected during routine flying operations in the Mediterranean this morning. The pilot has...

Switzerland selects F-35 Lightning II for future air defence requirements

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F-35 is the most advanced, capable and affordable aircraft available for the Swiss Air Force's future fighter fleet The Swiss Federal Council announced Lockheed Martin's...

Joint venture BeLightning (Asco Industries, Sabca and Sonaca Group) kicks off horizontal tail program

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The BeLightning joint venture between Asco Industries, Sabca and Sonaca Group, has officially kicked off activity to build horizontal tails and related components for...

[Royal Danish Air Force] The F-35 ready to enter service with the Royal Danish Air Force – Invitation to the rollout Celebration

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The F-35 ready to enter service with the Royal Danish Air Force Invitation to the rollout Celebration  Authors: Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet. On Wednesday, April...

Lockheed Martin extends supply agreement with Belgian chemical manufacturer Solvay to provide high-performance materials for F-35 fighter jet

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Solvay has been awarded a new five-year material supply contract for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 aircraft. The new contract extends Solvay’s long-standing partnership on the...

[Photo-report – Belgian Air Component] Ministerial update on the future investments totalling €300M for Belgian Defence – Press Conference Debriefing held at Florennes AFB

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Ministerial update on future investments for Belgian Defence Press Conference Debriefing Authors Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Florennes Air Base. Last 18 April 2019, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister,...

U.S. Air Force Lockheed Martin F-35A crashes at Eglin Air Force base in Florida

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An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 58th Fighter Sq crashed upon landing at Eglin Air Force base in Florida around 21:30 yesterday. The...

Poland signs contract to acquire 32 F-35A fighter jets from Lockheed Martin

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After Belgium, Lockheed Martin registers a new purchase contract in Europe for its F-35 fighter jets with Poland. In today’s signing ceremony, Polish Defence Minister...

Lockheed Martin delivers 134 F-35s in 2019, exceeding annual commitment; expects 141 deliveries in 2020

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Lockheed Martin delivered the 134th F-35 aircraft for the year today, exceeding the joint government and industry 2019 delivery goal of 131 aircraft. One hundred and...

Pentagon and Lockheed Martin reach agreement reducing F-35A cost by 12.8 percent

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The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin finalised a $34 billion agreement for the production and delivery of 478 F-35s at the lowest...

Solvay and Belgian aerospace companies sign F-35 partnership agreement with Lockheed Martin in the presence of the Belgian government

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Solvay, as part of a group of Belgian companies with aerospace activities, and U.S. company Lockheed Martin today signed a cooperation agreement to foster...

New T-7A Red Hawk honours legends of the past and heroes of the future

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  The U.S. Air Force has announced its name for Boeing’s new advanced pilot training system: the T-7A Red Hawk. The name is derived from the...

President Trump: Japan to buy 105 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jets

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U.S. President Donald Trump, in Tokyo for a state visit, said that Japan has just announced its intent to purchase 105 brand new F-35...

Further details on the interview of Belgian Minister of Defence during his visit to Florennes AFB

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This sunny day of April 18, 2019, saw the visit of the Belgian Minister of Defence Didier Reynders at the base of Florennes. After a...

[Belgian Air Component] Press Conference Florennes AFB Minister Didier Reynders commissioning F-35A and MQ-9B

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On 18 April, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders held a press conference at Florennes Air Force Base,...

[Military Plane Spotting] INIOCHOS Exercise 2019 at the Andravida Air Force Base, Greece

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Exercise «INIOCHOS» is an annual medium scale exercise based on the facilities of the Air Tactics Center at the Andravida Air Force Base, located...

[Military Plane Spotting] Luke Air Force Base (Glendale, Arizona, U.S.)

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Our business conference was held in Las Vegas, roughly a 7 hours drive to Tucson. To make the most out of this trip, we...

Airbus comments on Belgium’s decision to buy 34 F-35 fighter jets: “A lost opportunity for European Defence”

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With sincere regret Airbus Defence and Space has taken note of the decision by the government of Belgium to select the F-35 to replace...

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