F-35 JSF

US new generation combat aircraft

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is the only U.S.-designed new generation combat aircraft now in production.


Italy is a Tier II partner in the programme, which the Italian Air Force and Navy have selected to recapitalise their tactical units.


Leonardo’s Aircraft Division operates the Final Assembly and Check-Out (FACO) line in Cameri, near Novara.


Italian and Dutch F-35s will be assembled at Cameri  Moreover, Cameri will later become the European and Mediterranean F-35 support centre.


The Division is the second source for wing boxes, which are assembled also for U.S. aircraft using composite and metal structures manufactured in Foggia and Nola.


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