South Korea Takes Delivery Of First Of 40 F-35s Written 29 March 2018

Aviation Today reports that the first F-35 Lightning II fighter produced for South Korea’s order of 40 fighters “was unveiled Wednesday morning at a joint ceremony between manufacturer Lockheed Martin, the Korean Air Force and the US government.” South Korea is the ninth country to take possession of the F-35. The jet will be delivered to “Arizona’s Luke Air Force base where Korean pilots will train.” According to Lockheed Martin Vice President of F-35 Customer Programs Doug Wilhelm, Korea’s F-35s “will be part of the same global support network and supply chain as all other F-35s.” Wilhelm also “said that F-35 maintenance will be performed by Korean technicians, but that they will be trained by Lockheed Martin personnel.” 
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