F-35 arrives in Norway on Thursday

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 ├śrland 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.

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