Roll-out of the first Italian F-35A

Eugenio Po

The first Italian F-35A has rolled-out of the Cameri Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility in northern Italy. The aircraft is the first Lightning II assembled internationally and the first of 8 aircraft currently being assembled. The aircraft, designated as AL-1, will now proceed to additional check-out activities before its anticipated first flight later this year. The Italian FACO is owned by the Italian Ministry of Defence and is operated by Alenia Aermacchi in conjunction with Lock...
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