The first three Joint Strike Fighters will arrive in Norway on Thursday, according to this official statement by the government. Officially the three aircraft will be received at a ceremony on Friday, November 10 at the Ørland Main Air Station.
Norway has already received seven F-35s that are being used in USA for training. In total, Norway has ordered 52 aircraft, and the remaining 42 will be delivered at a pace of six per year until 2024.
This is truly a big occasion for the Norwegian defense, marking the culmination of a process that started in 2005 when the official competition for a new fighter aircraft was initiated. By the time all aircraft are delivered, the entire process will have taken almost 20 years.