Preparing the next generation of Australian pilots and maintainers to operate the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) will now be undertaken on home soil, with the final Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) training mission now completed at Luke Air Force base.
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The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 3SQN based at RAAF Base Williamtown has received two more Lockheed Martin F-35As – A35-015 and A35-016.
The Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) first F-35A squadron has been conducting GBU-39/B small diameter bomb increment 1 (SDB1) training.
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The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) says first two F-35A pilots to be trained locally flew the aircraft for the first time on July 15.
Lockheed Martin Australia and the Australian Defence Force have signed contracts covering the sustainment of the RAAF’s F-35 Lightning II jets.