Denmark’s first 4 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II plane have arrived dwelling at Fighter Wing Skrydstrup in southern Jutland.
The stealth craft got here from the Azores, the place they stopped over shortly after crossing the Atlantic from their base in america.
This comes after the nation introduced the allocation of 143 billion Danish kroner ($20.5 billion) over the following decade to strengthen its protection and safety.
Transformation By Ties
Protection Industrial Attaché Brigadier Common Prince Joachim of Denmark led the touchdown ceremony, emphasizing the significance of the Royal Danish Air Power (RDAF)’s latest plane program.
“The arrival of the F-35 offers Denmark and the Danish Armed Forces a beacon to remodel the armed forces to fifth Era,” he stated.
Joachim additionally expressed that the improve was made attainable by Denmark’s shut ties with america.
Extra to Come
The RDAF is slated to have 27 F-35 plane, with six extra at the moment at Luke Air Power Base in Arizona to assist worldwide cooperative F-35 coaching operations.
Denmark is conserving the plane within the US for coaching and upkeep because it prepares to obtain them at a later date.
Skrydstrup Air Base is the thirty first base worldwide to function the F-35.
Det var en glad forsvarsminister, @troelslundp, der tog imod de hearth første F-35 fly i Skrydstrup og fik mulighed for at hilse på en af de dygtige piloter. Flyene er en stor styrkelse af @Forsvaretdk og Flyvevåbnet ✈️ #dkforsvar #F35 pic.twitter.com/QmEFMx9ahp
— Forsvarsministeriet/Danish MoD (@Forsvarsmin) September 16, 2023