Wednesday, June 26, 2013

UK F-35 arrives at Eglin

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The third F-35B for the United Kingdom arrived at Eglin Air Force Base on Tuesday. U.S. Marine pilot Lt. Col. Roger Hardy delivered the aircraft known as BK-3 (ZM137) from Lockheed Martin's production facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The flight was 90 minutes. Lockheed Martin is developing the F-35 with its principal industrial partners, Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems, headquartered in the U.K. The program's more than 500 British suppliers will build 15 percent of each F-35 produced. The first Navy variant arrived at Eglin Saturday. (Source: Lockheed Martin, 06/26/13) Previous