28.01.21 FOS Nyheder

The First Danish F-35 Fighter rolled out from the fabric

Lockheed Martin, Texas: A new Fighter enters the field.

Foto: The Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO)

A new fighter on the field

January 15, 2020, the first Danish pilot flew the F-35 Fighter and yesterday the first Danish F-35 Fighter was rolled out from the production line at Lockheed Martin's fabric in Texas.

The F-35 is replacing the older F-16 and the first F-35 will hit Danish ground in April 2021. From 2021 until 2026 The Danish Defence will receive 26 F-35 in total, which is a great achievement for The Danish Armed Forces. It will support our ability to protect Denmark and furthermore create opportunities for participation in international operations. 

Did you know?

15.7 meters

... is the length of F-35

4.38 meters

... is the height of F-35

10.7 meters

... is the wing span of F-35

1.7 tons

... is the weight of F-35

11 years

.... has the F-35 program been under development

100 %

... is the growth in the estimated average acquisition cost of each plane since 2001

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