Lockheed Martin And Royal Danish Air Force Celebrate Debut Of First Danish F-35 Aircraft

Lockheed Martin And Royal Danish Air Force Celebrate Debut Of First Danish F-35 Aircraft

April 27, 2021

At Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company in Fort Worth, Texas, Danish and American officials celebrated the shipment of the first F-35A Lightning II to the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF). This significant F-35 programme milestone enhances national defence and global alliances between the US, Denmark, and other F-35 partner and buyer countries. To date, Lockheed Martin has delivered more than 625 F-35s, trained more than 1,300 pilots and 10,380 maintainers, and the F-35 fleet has flown nearly 370,000 cumulative flight hours.

Danish minister of Defense, Trine Bramsen said, “The security situation around the world is increasingly complex. Being able to defend yourself and your allies is crucial. For peace. For stability. For freedom and democracy. With the new F-35 fighter jets we will increase our ability to protect Denmark. Our region. And wherever necessary as we have done before - side by side with the U.S. and other allies.” “The F-35s will be at the absolute center for the Danish Defense in the coming decades", he added.

"The F-35 will ensure Denmark's sovereignty and air dominance, enhance its multidomain and network-based coalition operations, and play a pivotal role in keeping the Arctic a secure and stable region," said Greg Ulmer, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. "This game-changing capability would not be possible without the unwavering support of the Danish government and the innovative contributions of Danish industry."

Senior government and military leaders from Denmark and the United States attended the ceremony. A replay of the event is available here.

Danish industry serves as a critical partner with the F-35 Lightning II program through high technology work, ensuring competitiveness and defense industry viability in Denmark. Two Danish companies, Terma A/S, and Multicut A/S are currently making parts such as pylons, advanced composites, software solutions, radar components, and horizontal tail edges for every F-35 delivered.

Denmark's F-35 program of record calls for 27 F-35A aircraft, each of which will be built at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth. The first aircraft will be delivered to Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, later this month where Danish pilots and maintainers will begin training.

With stealth technology, supersonic speed, advanced sensors, weapons capacity, and increased range, the F-35 is the most advanced, survivable, and connected aircraft in the world. More than a fighter jet, the F-35's ability to collect, analyze and share data, is a powerful force multiplier that enhances all airborne, surface, and ground-based assets in the battlespace enabling men and women in uniform to execute their mission and return home safely.

 

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