The 100th F-35 Lightning II has entered the last stage of final assembly.
The CTOL F-35A variant aircraft is due to arrive at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona in 2014, and is one of 126 F-35s currently in production, according to Lockheed Martin.
Luke AFB is set to be the largest F-35 base in the world, and will host training of US and international F-35A pilots.
Meanwhile, the first of two F-35 test aircraft has been transferred to the Netherlands. This aircraft represents the first F-35A variant to be delivered to an international partner in the Joint Strike Fighter program.