Lockheed Martin delivers 500th F-35 aircraft

The 500th F-35 delivered by Lockheed Martin takes flight from the company's Fort Worth, Texas, factory

Lockheed Martin and the F-35 Joint Program Office have delivered the 500th F-35 aircraft. In February, the F-35 enterprise surpassed 250,000 flight hours.

The 500th production aircraft is a U.S. Air Force F-35A, to be delivered to the Burlington Air National Guard Base in Vermont. The 500 F-35s include 354 F-35A conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) variants, 108 F-35B short take-off/vertical landing (STOVL) variants and 38 F-35C carrier (CV) variants for the U.S. and international customers.

The 250,000 flight hours include all F-35s in the fleet comprised of developmental test jets, training, operational, U.S. and international aircraft.

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