3rd Australian F-35A Joint Strike Fighter receives Australian made vertical tail

Australia’s next eight F-35A are in various stages of production at Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

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The third Australian F-35A Joint Strike Fighter has received its Australian made vertical tail as it nears production completion.

Victorian based company Marand is an Australian industry leader in the global F-35 program with an exceptionally strong performance record to date, one of which is the manufacture of vertical tails for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Three of Australia’s full-time time staff based at the Lockheed Martin F-35 production facility at Fort Worth, Texas, in the United States of America, took the opportunity to view Australia’s third F-35A (AU 003) currently on the production line, and the first Australian F-35A to receive an Australian-made tail.

Australia’s first two F-35A aircraft are currently operating at the international F-35A Pilot Training Centre at Luke Air Force Base Arizona, while Australia’s next eight F-35A are in various stages of production at Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Terry Turner

Terry Turner is Senior Editor for Defence.com.au and Editor in Chief for the entire stable of CYBER PRESS magazines.CYBER PRESS is an Australian media business specialising in multi-channel broad audience online digital publishing. Our company is the evolution of Eco Magazines, Australia's premiere dedicated online publisher of full-format digital magazines. Put simply, we specialise, where many merely dabble.

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