Lockheed Martin has rolled out the first two F-35A Lightnings for Australia, and the country has immediate plans to buy 72 of the fighters. Delivery of the first fighters is scheduled to begin this year, but initially the Royal Australian Air Force will base the two aircraft, called AU-1 and AU-2, at the Luke AFB, near Phoenix, Arizona. There they will join F-35s used for multinational pilot training. Australia originally planned to buy about 100 Lightnings to completely renew its fighter ...
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