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.