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The Italian Air Force received the first "domestic" F-35A

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Italian Air Force 3 December received the first F-35A, assembled at the company Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO), located in the Italian city of Cameri, the blog bmpd. This is the first F-35, assembled outside the United States.


The Italian Air Force received the first "domestic" F-35A
Italian Air Force Commander, Lieutenant General Pasquale Preciosa at the ceremony of handing over the Air Force of the first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighter (serial number AL-1, Italian number 32-01)

“FACO, a company controlled by the Italian government, was created jointly with Lockheed Corporation and is the only non-US assembly site for F-35. Cameri plans to assemble all F-35 aircraft planned for acquisition by Italy (the 60 F-35A and 30 F-35B ships are planned for the 37) and the Netherlands (the F-35A X-planes are planned to be purchased), ”the blogger writes. In the future, it is possible to fulfill orders from other European countries.

FACO will also become the main European center for servicing this aircraft.

In the F-35 program, Italy is a partner of the 2 level. To date, the country's government has already invested $ 3,5 billion in research and development, and has spent more than a billion more on the acquisition of 8-mi assembled in Cameri aircraft.

The first flight of the Italian F-35A made 7 September. In the new year, he will fly to the United States at the base of Luke (Arizona), where he will be used to prepare the flight and ground personnel of the Italian Air Force.

Photos used:
Thinh Nguyen / Lockheed Martin
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  1. Sasha 19871987
    Sasha 19871987 8 December 2015 13: 03 New
    +8
    It’s strange for me that the Italians became the first owners in Europe. But not the British, who so eagerly lick the asses of the states
    1. Air Force captain
      Air Force captain 8 December 2015 13: 06 New
      +2
      A garter on the hook of the Italians ... now they will not get anywhere from NATO
      1. st25310
        st25310 8 December 2015 13: 17 New
        +1
        Now the main thing is not to ditch it for joy! laughing
      2. Pimply
        Pimply 8 December 2015 13: 28 New
        +7
        Quote: Captain Air Force
        A garter on the hook of the Italians ... now they will not get anywhere from NATO

        But were they going somewhere? This is the French constantly rushing around. And Italy has no questions in this regard.
    2. Scoun
      Scoun 8 December 2015 13: 24 New
      +1
      Quote: Sasha 19871987
      it’s strange for me that the first owners in Europe were Italians. and not the British

      and for others it’s different in general))) in the article about “Zumwalt” and only when the next partner of the USA starts to receive the equipment .. everyone switches a little and starts to fud again))
      Foresterer RU Today, 11:43 ↑
      Technologies can be developed in a cheaper way. F-35 worked a lot? The US military-industrial complex is bold and is not looking at anyone looking for money. They understand that Russia will never attack first, and there are simply no other real rivals in a real war! Only 3 of these products will be made (the ship doesn’t dare to call the ship) not because it is very expensive, but because. that they didn’t find other fools to invest in this business this time, as in the case of the F-35.

      Well, of course, a wave started ... fuuu ... tfuuu ... sucks ...))) in the meantime, we ourselves only work out such customers ... if I’m not mistaken, these are Indians with the T-90 and Su-30 and the Chinese who threw us with the Su-27 ..
      1. Foresterer
        Foresterer 8 December 2015 14: 56 New
        +1
        I repeat my comment:
        You will not find in the internet the number of original patented technical solutions for the F-35, because their number is vanishingly small or they are borrowed from Russian designers. But there are a lot of problems, because:
        It’s not possible to harness one cart / Horse and trembling doe

        Read the opinions of aviation designers of Russian design bureaus, everything is on the internet.

        PS Italy wanted to abandon the F-35, harshly besieged. I think everyone knows how the USA can do this. But Italy insisted that 34 F-35s be bought instead of the originally planned 130s. Feel the difference.
    3. Pimply
      Pimply 8 December 2015 13: 27 New
      +6
      Quote: Sasha 19871987
      It’s strange for me that the Italians became the first owners in Europe. But not the British, who so eagerly lick the asses of the states

      In fact, the British were the first. If you are just trying to say something, first try to comprehend what you read
    4. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 8 December 2015 14: 19 New
      +8
      "it is strange for me that the Italians became the first owners in Europe. and not the British" ///

      It was the British who became the first owners in Europe -
      they got a few F-35Bs this year.
      The Italians themselves assembled the first F-35 at their assembly plant.
      1. Altona
        Altona 8 December 2015 15: 00 New
        0
        Quote: voyaka uh
        It was the British who became the first owners in Europe -
        they got a few F-35Bs this year.
        The Italians themselves assembled the first F-35 at their assembly plant.

        --------------------------
        F-35A still seems to be nothing, here is the version of Of course, those dances with tambourines, a fan, shortened wings, and more ...
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 8 December 2015 16: 22 New
          +3
          "here is the version of C of course still those dances with tambourines-fan," ///

          Yes, the American Marines swear.
          Harrier was easier.
          But not because of the fan.
          The advantage of the F-35 is manifested only in the air -
          stealth for enemy radars while on the ground
          stealth is a headache. The service is longer and more complicated.
          (not only the F-35 - for any stealth).
    5. _my opinion
      _my opinion 8 December 2015 15: 56 New
      0
      Quote: Sasha 19871987
      It’s strange for me that the Italians became the first owners in Europe. But not the British, who so eagerly lick the asses of the states

      The Italians have pretty much invested in this project ... they are now unable to return the invested funds.
      so they got this plane first - they sweetened the bitterness of considerable (by and large empty) costs
    6. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 8 December 2015 16: 18 New
      0
      Quote: Sasha 19871987
      .a not the British, who so eagerly lick ass states

      Khrenova licked.
    7. kodxnumx
      kodxnumx 8 December 2015 17: 24 New
      +1
      You didn’t see this self-righteous commander-in-chief of the Italian Air Force, they are so homogeneous in tyhali and he looks as if they had caught God for th!
    8. Bayonet
      Bayonet 8 December 2015 17: 50 New
      +1
      Quote: Sasha 19871987
      It’s strange for me that the Italians became the first owners in Europe. But not the British, who so eagerly lick the asses of the states

      Apparently, it’s not a matter of who is more adroitly “licking the butt”, but that the factory is located in Italy. hi
  2. Engineer
    Engineer 8 December 2015 13: 04 New
    0
    No, at this price only the Chinese assembly F-35 will be in demand, and the Italian and American only for domestic consumption)
    1. kil 31
      kil 31 8 December 2015 13: 15 New
      +2
      In the photo: Bald is pleased with the plane, like hair. laughing
  3. horoh
    horoh 8 December 2015 13: 05 New
    0
    Did the jambs fix everything?
    1. Samaritan
      Samaritan 8 December 2015 16: 12 New
      0
      They produced it, or rather assembled, this factory in Italy was built over the years, for them this is a strong event ... they almost got around with the production of aircraft, and then immediately the “5” generation!
  4. Jozhkin Cat
    Jozhkin Cat 8 December 2015 13: 05 New
    0
    Italy clearly want to ruin lol
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 8 December 2015 14: 21 New
      +5
      They assemble planes for themselves. It's cheaper,
      than buying someone else’s assembly.
      And skilled jobs are being created.
  5. Rebus
    Rebus 8 December 2015 13: 06 New
    +1
    If the Me-109 was called "thin", then this one will probably be "fat" ...
    1. Altona
      Altona 8 December 2015 15: 02 New
      +1
      Quote: Rebus
      If the Me-109 was called "thin", then this one will probably be "fat" ...

      ----------------
      This is a flying penguin. As for the Me-109, by the way, Israel in the first years of independence got the Messerschmitts of the Czech assembly ...
      1. guzik007
        guzik007 8 December 2015 17: 19 New
        +1
        This is a flying penguin.
        ------------------------
        It dawned on me today! finally realized that it all the time reminded me of a royal penguin! it seems like a bird, but it does not fly, but if it flies, it is "low" and contrary to the laws of physics.
  6. oleggun
    oleggun 8 December 2015 13: 08 New
    0
    This aircraft is an unsuccessful model. This is even experts from the us say. What pasta rejoice ???
    1. Pimply
      Pimply 8 December 2015 13: 29 New
      -5
      Quote: oleggun
      This aircraft is an unsuccessful model. This is even experts from the us say. What pasta rejoice ???

      Because whatever experts say, this is one of the best aircraft of recent times, and one of the most ambitious and breakthrough (in the scientific plan) military programs in history
      1. ultra
        ultra 8 December 2015 13: 36 New
        +2
        Quote: Pimply
        this is one of the best aircraft of recent times

        By what criteria is he “one of the best”?
        1. Pimply
          Pimply 8 December 2015 14: 01 New
          -2
          Maybe let's start with the question - which one. After all, in fact, we are considering 3 aircraft, not one
          1. ultra
            ultra 8 December 2015 14: 47 New
            0
            Consider with more or less decent performance, therefore it will be F-35A.
      2. 0255
        0255 8 December 2015 13: 40 New
        +5
        Quote: Pimply
        Quote: oleggun
        This aircraft is an unsuccessful model. This is even experts from the us say. What pasta rejoice ???

        Because whatever experts say, this is one of the best aircraft of recent times, and one of the most ambitious and breakthrough (in the scientific plan) military programs in history

        F-35 is so cool that only Bruce Willis can destroy it. laughing
      3. Igor39
        Igor39 8 December 2015 14: 09 New
        0
        The same breakthrough as Zumvolt was praised, but they said that he wasn’t needed at all. Like Fe 35, it’s a formidable car for the war with the Papuans, and for those who have good air defense and 4 + fighters, we’ll notice and shoot them down.
        1. Shick
          Shick 8 December 2015 14: 18 New
          +6
          To listen to you, the Amers don’t have anything at all, it’s interesting if they are so stupid as they crushed the whole world for themselves ??
          1. Igor39
            Igor39 8 December 2015 14: 26 New
            0
            Is the whole world Europe and the rest of the mongrel?
            1. Pimply
              Pimply 8 December 2015 14: 40 New
              0
              Quote: Igor39
              Is the whole world Europe and the rest of the mongrel?

              Continue to gracefully wave your hat
              1. Scraptor
                Scraptor 9 January 2016 08: 20 New
                0
                It will be worse if someone interrogates a felt boot in the control panel ... bully
    2. Altona
      Altona 8 December 2015 15: 05 New
      +1
      Quote: oleggun
      This aircraft is an unsuccessful model. This is even experts from the us say. What pasta rejoice ???

      ---------------------
      It's like a Windows OS, it seems to satisfy the criteria, but old programs are not installed and a lot of bugs, and it requires resources. It’s the same here, like a new one, but it flies so-so, although there are many newfangled stray inside ...
    3. retardu
      retardu 8 December 2015 15: 23 New
      -2
      What kind of experts are couches?
    4. Samaritan
      Samaritan 8 December 2015 16: 13 New
      0
      Quote: oleggun
      This aircraft is an unsuccessful model. This is even experts from the us say. What pasta rejoice ???


      They produced it, or rather assembled, this factory in Italy was built over the years, for them this is a strong event ... they almost got around with the production of aircraft, and then immediately the “5” generation!
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 8 December 2015 13: 09 New
    0
    The joy of the commander of the Italian Air Force and the money spent and for a good cause. But...
    December 3 received the first F-35A

    There is a reason for a new national holiday.
  8. Ishinomaki
    Ishinomaki lie 8 December 2015 13: 09 New
    0
    Flew ... How much joy, how much nasty things are expected from him ...
  9. DOMINO100
    DOMINO100 8 December 2015 13: 10 New
    +1
    they’ll leave 1-2 and the whole squadron.
  10. plaha
    plaha 8 December 2015 13: 12 New
    0
    Screwdriver assembly, made of Amer’s components. The changes probably also made their own “screwdrivers”
    1. user1212
      user1212 8 December 2015 13: 30 New
      0
      Quote: plaha
      The changes probably also made their own “screwdrivers”

      Well this is not even discussed. LM will not miss yes
  11. 3officer
    3officer 8 December 2015 13: 24 New
    +2
    Expensive or not expensive, but went into the series, and our T50 is still in prototypes.
    1. ultra
      ultra 8 December 2015 13: 43 New
      +2
      Actually, he made his first flight in 2006, and the T-50 in 2010.
  12. shooter18
    shooter18 8 December 2015 13: 26 New
    0
    Quote: Sasha 19871987
    It’s strange for me that the Italians became the first owners in Europe. But not the British, who so eagerly lick the asses of the states

    They don’t lick your ass .. there’s more like a hand washes your hand!
  13. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 8 December 2015 13: 37 New
    +1
    The planes are raw and essentially none. America brazenly earns on its type allies.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 8 December 2015 14: 52 New
      -1
      None of the "raw" have yet crashed in the air,
      although more than 150 are already in full swing in different countries.
      1. Foresterer
        Foresterer 8 December 2015 15: 14 New
        +3
        And he flew a little. But the incidents were:
        In June 2014, the fifth-generation F-35 Lighting II fighter engine caught fire when preparing the aircraft for takeoff. Flights of this type of aircraft were temporarily stopped, the incident prevented the premiere of the aircraft at the air show in Farnborough.

        - The cause of the fire was quickly identified, now work is underway to finalize the engines of all F-35 fighters. As of this time, 50 out of 130 aircraft have been modernized, work will be completed before the end of 2016, said a representative of Pratt & Whitney.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 8 December 2015 15: 48 New
          +1
          "And he did not fly much. But there were incidents" ////

          They fly around them quite intensively now - we need to teach
          dozens of pilots.
          Incidents, of course, were (and will be), like any new car.
          But if you compare with the common F-16 or Su-27, then there
          over the same break-in / training period, a dozen or more cars crashed.
  14. AlNikolaich
    AlNikolaich 8 December 2015 15: 31 New
    0
    Again Fe-35 ... Now in Italy. Well, let them do it.
    There is nothing more to comment ... In a year, we are waiting for the holiday, the Italians will build a second fexNUMX ...
    And, in about five years, it will fly, maybe ...
  15. gukoyan
    gukoyan 8 December 2015 15: 34 New
    +1
    Why rejoice?
    Anyway, in the air of this piece ... the metal will fall apart.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 8 December 2015 18: 48 New
      -1
      Why would he fall apart.
  16. Denis Skiff
    Denis Skiff 8 December 2015 16: 11 New
    0
    Quote: 0255
    Quote: Pimply
    Quote: oleggun
    This aircraft is an unsuccessful model. This is even experts from the us say. What pasta rejoice ???

    Because whatever experts say, this is one of the best aircraft of recent times, and one of the most ambitious and breakthrough (in the scientific plan) military programs in history

    F-35 is so cool that only Bruce Willis can destroy it. laughing
    look and believe straight. that's just the frequent frame changes and camera shake annoying.
    1. Felix2
      Felix2 9 December 2015 06: 43 New
      0
      well, he jumped in vain, could manually control the flaps and make a soft landing