Apr 07, 2021

Lockheed Martin and Royal Danish Air Force Celebrate Debut of First Danish F-35 Aircraft

Last week Danish and American officials celebrated the rollout of the first F-35A Lightning II for the Royal Danish Air Force in Fort Worth, Texas. This major F-35 program milestone strengthens national defense and global partnerships between the United States, Denmark and other F-35 partner and buying nations.

Lockheed Martin is an industry leader and the driving company behind the F-35 aircraft. Lockheed Martin has partnered with Denmark for more than 70 years, and with the F-35 they are set to reach even greater heights – sustaining Danish jobs, developing innovative technologies and creating economic power.

Danish industry has served as a critical partner with the F-35 Lightning II program through high technology work, ensuring competitiveness and defense industry viability in Denmark. Currently, Danish companies Terma and Multicut are making parts such as pylons, advanced composites, software solutions, radar components and horizontal tail edges for every F-35 delivered.

Danish Defense Minister Trine Bramsen attended the event virtually: “The security situation around the world is increasingly complex. Being able to defend yourself and your allies is crucial. For peace. For stability. For freedom and democracy. With the new F-35 fighter jets we will increase our ability to protect Denmark. Our region. And wherever necessary as we have done before – side by side with the U.S. and other allies. The F-35s will be at the absolute center for the Danish Defense in the coming decades.”

AmCham Denmark congratulates the Danish Government as well as its members Lockheed Martin and Terma with the rollout of the first F-35 aircraft.

To read more about the rollout and watch a replay of the event, please visit Lockheed Martins website.