F-35 arrives, Seahawk and Squirrel depart

Australia’s third F-35A Lightning II rolled off the assembly line at Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, marking another major milestone in Australia’s F-35A project.
Angel DeCueto/Lockheed Martin

THE THIRD Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II for the Royal Australian Air Force (serial number A35-003) was rolled out of the factory at Fort Worth in November, appropriately painted in the markings of No.3 Squadron, the first operational fighter squadron to convert to the type.

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