Military Embedded Systems

Germany to acquire 35 5th-generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft


December 14, 2022

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicolas Myers

FORT WORTH, Texas. Lockheed Martin announced that Germany's Ministry of Defense is procuring 35 Lockheed Martin 5th-generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft. 

According to information from the U.S. Air Force, the F-35A enables users to take advantage of updated avionics, next-generation stealth, enhanced situational awareness, and sensor fusion in an open-architecture environment. 

Lockheed Martin officials report that to date, the F-35 operates from 26 bases around the world, with nine nations operating F-35s on their home soil.

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