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    First Italian F-35B arrives at NAS Pax River

    First Italian F-35B arrives at NAS Pax River

    Photo By Dane Wiedmann | An Italian F-35B, BL-1, arrived at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, after ferry from...... read more read more

    UNITED STATES

    02.01.2018

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    F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office (JPO)

    The first F-35B assembled outside of the U.S. landed at NAS Patuxent River on Jan. 31 after completing a transatlantic flight from Cameri Air Base in northern Italy.
    The flight follows the Italian Ministry of Defense's acceptance of the
    aircraft on Jan. 25 at the Cameri F-35 final assembly line. There are two
    foreign F-35 final assembly lines, the other is located in Nagoya, Japan.
    Cameri is the only B variant final assembly line outside of the U.S. and has delivered nine F-35As and one F-35B.
    The aircraft is assigned to the Italian Navy and is now undergoing
    electromagnetic environmental effects certification for the next three
    months at the Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test Facility on NAS
    Patuxent River.

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    Date Taken: 02.01.2018
    Date Posted: 02.01.2018 13:49
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