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Norway to receive three F-35 fighters this week, while new operator gets ready to join the programme

10th May 2023 - 14:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in Seoul

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Lockheed Martin is preparing to integrate an undisclosed customer into the multinational fifth-generation aircraft programme. (Photo: US DoD)

Lockheed Martin is set to deliver three F-35A fighters to Norway this week as the company prepares to integrate an undisclosed customer into the fifth-generation fighter programme.

Norway is reportedly set to receive three Lockheed Martin F-35A fighters this week, likely on 11 May, to bolster its defence capabilities.

The current batch of fighters is scheduled to land at Ørland Air Station, with an additional three to arrive this autumn.

Norway purchased 52 F-35As through an FMS deal worth $11.2 billion in 2008, with scheduled deliveries between 2015 and 2024, based on an estimated handover of six aircraft per year.

Whether Lockheed Martin can complete the order by the end of next year remains to be seen, as the company has been experiencing delays since late 2022

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Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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