Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a faimily o single-seat, single-ingine, aw-wather stealth multirole fechters unnergangin final development an testin bi the Unitit States.

F-35 Lightning II
Gray fechter aircraft flyin against a backdrop o cloods.
F-35A Lightning II
Role Stealth multirole fechter
Naitional oreegin United States
Manufacturer Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
First flicht 15 December 2006
Introduction F-35B: 31 Julie 2015 (USMC)[1][2][3]
F-35A: 2016 Q3 (USAF)[4]
F-35C: 2018 (USN)[5]
Status In testin, an trainin uise bi the US, UK, Australie, Norawa, an Netherlands[6][7][8][9]
Primar uisers Unitit States Air Force
Unitit States Marine Corps
Unitit States Navy
Ryal Air Force
Produced 2006–present
Nummer biggit 171 as o Mairch 2016[10]
Programme cost US$1.508 trillion (tot wi inflation), US$55.1B for RDT&E, $319.1B for procurement, $4.8B for MILCON, $1123.8B for operations & sustainment[11]
Unit cost
F-35A: $98M (law rate initial production wioot ingine, full production in 2018 tae be $85M)[12][13]
F-35B: US$104M (law rate ineetial production wioot ingine)[12][13]
F-35C: US$116M (law rate initial production wioot ingine)[12][13]
Developit frae Lockheed Martin X-35


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  4. "U.S. Air Force eyes future F-35 engine and arms upgrades". Reuters. 7 April 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
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  6. King, Samuel Jr. "First F-35 arrives at Eglin." U.S. Air Force, 15 July 2011. Retrieved: 20 July 2011.
  7. UK steps up F-35 preparations, Royal Aeronautical Society. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  8. "Norway's first F-35 sortie". Luke AFB. Retrieved 29 Nov 2015.
  9. "Netherlands Orders Eight F-35s". aviationweek.com. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  10. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/AS/AS25/20160323/104712/HHRG-114-AS25-Wstate-BogdanUSAFC-20160323.pdf
  11. http://www.jsf.mil/news/docs/20160324_Fact-Sheet.pdf
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 "About: Fast Facts: Cost - F-35 Lightning II". F-35 Lightning II. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 "F-35 Deal Targets Unit Cost Below $100 Million".