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Congress announced a deal for FY2020 (lot 14 I think) that includes a whopping 98 F-35s for the US DoD.
62 F-35A for the USAF (Congress added 14 to the original 48)
36 F-35B/C for the USMC and USN (originally 10 B, 10 C USMC and 10 C USN, I do not know if the 6 extra are all C for the USN/USMC or that it includes a few B models for the USMC and a few C models).

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F-35A 17-5276 HL 421FS d/f 17-12-2019
nr 78 and final F-35A for 388FW
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AF-225 (17-5283/WA) delivered to Nellis, December 18, 2019.
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AF-230 (18-5339/VT) first flight Dec 23, 2019.

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JASDF F-35A 09-8717 was seen at Komatsu on 9 December.
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orange wrote:JASDF F-35A 09-8717 was seen at Komatsu on 9 December.
According to the spotter it's AX-17 made FF on Dec' 5th
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Japan-A ... Ae22PqU%3D

It's good to see how the JASDF moving on after the horrible mishap of AX-05
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Japan Cabinet approves record defense budget for coming year
December 20, 2019

Japan's Cabinet approved a record defense budget Friday that includes a number of American stealth fighter jets as well as funding to research potentially developing its own fighter jet program.

Among the most costly purchases in the draft are Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 stealth fighters. Under the 2020 budget plan, Japan is to buy six F-35B stealth fighter jets capable of short takeoff and vertical landing at a cost of 79.3 billion yen ($725 million).

Those six are the first of 42 F-35Bs Japan plans to acquire in coming years.
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134th F-35s delivered in 2019

The 134th aircraft is a Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) model for the United States Marine Corps.
In 2019, deliveries included 81 F-35s for the United States, 30 for international partner nations and 23 for Foreign Military Sales customers.
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Starfighter_F-104G wrote:134th F-35s delivered in 2019

The 134th aircraft is a Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) model for the United States Marine Corps.
In 2019, deliveries included 81 F-35s for the United States, 30 for international partner nations and 23 for Foreign Military Sales customers.
The 134th a/c should be 169627 (ff 8/12/19) and BF-91. LM delivery picture does not show BuNo, but caption of the picture is BF-91
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AF-231 (18-5340/VT) and AU-21 (A35-021) first flight Jan 7, 2020.

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First flight of AU-22 on January 8th, 2020.

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raameagle wrote:17-5285 isn't an F-35 serial.

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Do you have more information on this? It would be the first serial in the 5000 range that is not assigned to an F-35A (or F-35I) since FY 2009.
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I don’t know what air vehicle 17-5285 is allocated to no, sorry, if it is allocated at all.
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VMFA-314 F-35C
Marine Crops Air Station Miramar will welcome its first F-35C Lightning II fighter jets next Tuesday as the Fleet Marine Force incorporates that latest stealth technology.
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Jan 16th, 2020 Israel Air Force inaugurates its second F-35 squadron
https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-ai ... -squadron/

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