FORT WORTH, Texas, June 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Swiss
Federal Council announced Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II is
the aircraft selected from its New Fighter Aircraft
Switzerland will become the 15th
nation to join the F-35 program of record, joining several European
"We are honored to be selected by Switzerland and look forward to partnering
with the Swiss government, public, air force and industry to
deliver and sustain the F-35 aircraft," said Bridget Lauderdale, Lockheed Martin's vice
president and general manager of the F-35 Program. "With the
selection, Switzerland will become
the 15th nation to join the F-35 program of record, joining
several European nations in further strengthening global airpower
The Swiss Air Force will receive F-35A aircraft, a sustainment
solution tailored to Swiss autonomy requirements, and a
comprehensive training program.
The F-35 selection will deliver economic and technical
advantages to the nation for decades to come. Swiss industry will
have the opportunity to participate in research and development,
production and sustainment opportunities that will extend their
capabilities into the future. As a new participant in the F-35
program, Switzerland will benefit
from Lockheed Martin's dedication to autonomy and sovereignty in
integrating indigenous solutions.
To date, the F-35 operates from 21 bases worldwide, with nine
nations operating F-35s on their home soil. There are more than 655
F-35s in service today, with more than 1,380 pilots and 10,670
maintainers trained on the aircraft.
For additional information, visit www.f35.com.
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