Business News: Australia’s First F-35s Arrive Home To RAAF Williamtown Heralding New Era For The Australian Defence Force
Lockheed Martin Australia welcomes F-35 to its new home
RAAF BASE WILLIAMTOWN and NEWCASTLE – Australia’s first two locally-based F-35 fighter aircraft arrived on home soil today at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Williamtown, signalling the dawn of a new era for the nation’s defence capabilities.
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) designed and built Australia’s fleet of F-35s and also serves as the global industry lead for F-35 sustainment.
The most advanced fighter jet ever built, the F-35 will be a catalyst for the transformation of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), utilising its sensors and low observability to operate with impunity in contested airspace and fuse a picture of the battlespace for other air, land and sea assets.