Wednesday, January 30, 2013

100th F-35 on production line

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Assembly of the 100th Lockheed Martin F-35 is under way at the F-35 production facility in Fort Worth. Technicians are in the final phase of building the wings that will be installed on the 100th aircraft, AF-41. The conventional takeoff and landing variant, is one of 88 F-35s in various stages of completion at Fort Worth and Marietta, Ga., and supplier locations worldwide. The jet will be delivered to the U.S. Air Force at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. (Source: Lockheed Martin, 01/30/13) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the F-35 training center for all branches of the military and allied nations.