F-35As Due To Arrive in Norway This Month

Royal Norwegian Air Force Lockheed F-35A 5110 arrives at Luke Air Force Base on 28.07.16 (Finn K Hannestad/Norwegian Defence Attache)

The first Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35As are due to arrive on home soil in early November. A ceremony is due to be held on November 10, 2017 at Orland Air Base near Trondheim at which three F-35As will officially be unveiled by King Harald V.

The first three aircraft will be 5148 (c/n AM-08, FMS 15-5148), 5149 (c/n AM-09, FMS 15-5149) and 5150 (c/n AM-10, FMS 15-5150). All three are currently at Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth facility.

The Norwegian Air Force currently operated seven F-35As as part of the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.