F-35 JSF
More than a fighter jet.

The F-35’s ability to collect, analyse and share data is a powerful force multiplier

With stealth technology, advanced sensors, weapons capacity and range, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is the newest generation fighter aircraft designed in the U.S. Italy is a Tier II partner in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme, which the Italian Air Force and Navy have chosen to recapitalise their tactical units.

Missions & features

The aircraft

The multi-role F-35, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, advanced mission systems, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and cutting-edge sustainment, is capable to execute air-to-air combat, air-to-ground strikes, electronic attack, ISR missions with enhanced lethality and survivability in anti-access airspace environments.


The Aircraft Division operates the Final Assembly and Check-Out (FACO) line in Cameri, near Novara where Italian and Dutch F-35s are assembled. The Division also produces full wings for aircraft assembled in U.S., using composite and metal structures manufactured in Foggia and Nola plants (Aerostructures Division) and Venegono (Aircraft Division). U.S. Government selected Cameri’s plant as European Regional Heavy Airframe Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul & Upgrade  (MRO&U) Center.

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