First Italian F-35B Heads to the USA

Italian Navy Lockheed F-35B MM7451 at Lajes on 30.01.18 (Andre Inacio)

On January 30, 2018 the first Lockheed F-35B for the Italian Navy arrived at Lajes in the Azores on it's way to the US.

F-35B MM7451/401 "MM7451" arrived with Eurofghter F-2000B MM55092/36-62, KC-767 MM62228 and C-130J MM62177 (operating as an SAR aircraft).

The aircraft is the first F-35B to be built outside of the USA and was handed over to the Italian military at the Cameri Production Facility on January 25, 2018.

Italian Air Force C-130J Hercules MM62177 at Lajes on 30.01.18 (Andre Inacio)

Italian Air Force Boeing KC-767 MM62228 at Lajes on 30.01.18 (Andre Inacio)

Italian Air Force Eurofighter F-2000B MM55092 at Lajes on 30.01.18 (Andre Inacio)

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