Norway Receives First Two F-35 Fighter Jets

  • Our Bureau
  • 04:35 PM, September 23, 2015
  • 1849

Norway has received delivery of first two of 22 Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jets.

The first batch of F-35s is set to be delivered in 2017, with possible deployments set for 2019. Norway is planning to acquire upto 52 F-35As by 2025.

"The Norweigian acquisition of the F-35 is progressing on schedule. In total we now have ten aircraft in various stages of production, and the price for the two aircraft delviered in 2015 has proven to be in line with our earlier estimates," Norwegian Defense Minister Ms Eriksen Soreide said in a statement.

The F-35 is expected to replace Norway's current fleet of F-16 fighters from the 1980s.

 

 

Also Read

Norway's Kitron AS To Supply Electronic Modules For F-35 Aircraft Avionics

September 23, 2015 @ 03:07 PM

Norway, Australia To Co-Develop Radio Frequency Seeking Capability For Joint Strike Missile

September 22, 2015 @ 02:40 PM

Norway’s Military Spending Increased By Half a Billion Dollars To Tackle ‘Russian...

May 3, 2015 @ 05:23 PM

Norway Receives First Three F-35 Lightning II Aircraft

November 6, 2017 @ 04:57 PM

Norway Sets Up New Defense Procurement Agency

January 7, 2016 @ 02:59 PM

Norway May Cut F-35 Order By 10 Aircraft

September 25, 2015 @ 03:45 PM
FEATURES/INTERVIEWS