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March 11, 2013

Second F-35 for The Netherlands rolls out of F-35 production facility

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Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Arbogast

The second Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II for the Netherlands rolled out of the F-35 production facility March 2. This is the latest step in the production process leading to its eventual assignment to Eglin AFB, Fla., later this summer. The Netherlands is planning to use this conventional takeoff and landing jet, known as AN-2, for training and operational tests for pilots and maintainers. AN-2 will undergo functional fuel system checks before being transported to the flight line for ground and flight tests later this year.




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