Denmark gets its F-35 fighter

Denmark gets its F-35 fighter
Denmark gets its F-35 fighter

Danish Defence Command (Forsvaretdk) receives its first F-35A fighter. The aircraft will remain in the US for two more years and will be later based at Royal Danish Air Force’s Fighter Wing Skrydstrup


The Embassy of Denmark in the US tweeted on 6 April: “Tomorrow, Denmark’s first F-35 will be handed over to Forsvaretdk at a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas.”

F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) will remain in the US Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, US. The Danish pilots and maintaining team will receive training under the auspices of the USAF’s 308th Fighter Squadron, which is part of the 56th Fighter Wing.

Last month, Denmark flew its first F-35 Lightning II production aircraft ‘L-001’. With this milestone, the country became the fifth European NATO nation to be armed with the F-35 fighter jet alongside the UK, the Netherlands, Norway and Italy.

Denmark gets its F-35 fighter