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February 5, 2018
 

Italian F-35B lands at Pax River

Lockheed Martin photograph

The first F-35B assembled outside of the U.S. landed at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 31, 2018, after completing a transatlantic flight from Cameri Air Base in northern Italy. The flight follows the Italian Ministry of Defense’s acceptance of the aircraft on Jan. 25 at the Cameri F-35 final assembly line. There are two foreign F-35 final assembly lines, the other is located in Nagoya, Japan. Cameri is the only B variant final assembly line outside of the U.S. and has delivered nine F-35As and one F-35B. The aircraft is assigned to the Italian Navy and is now undergoing electromagnetic environmental effects certification for the next three months at the Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test Facility on NAS Patuxent River.




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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

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