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F-35 Lightning II
 
Latest update: January 2020
 
Program of Record
 
  Program of Record: Non DoD participants and FMS
  Original (at start of the) program
Partner Country Operator Type Original Planned Order. Del. On Or.
Non DoD: Tier 3 Australia AF F-35A 100 100 63 18 45
Non DoD: Tier 3 Canada AF F-35A 65 88 0 0 0
Non DoD: Tier 3 Denmark AF F-35A 30 27 0 0 0
FMS Israel AF F-35A 33 50 21 20 1
Non DoD: Tier 2 Italy AF F-35A 60 60 19 11 8
Non DoD: Tier 2 Italy NY F-35B 30 30 4 2 2
FMS Japan AF F-35A 42 105 22 16 6
Non DoD: Tier 2 Netherlands AF F-35A 37 46 34 10 24
Non DoD: Tier 3 Norway AF F-35A 52 52 40 22 18
FMS South Korea AF F-35A 40 40 16 8 8
Non DoD: Tier 3 Turkey AF F-35A 100 100 6 4 2
Non DoD: Tier 1 United Kingdom AF F-35B 138 138 35 18 17
DoD: Tier 1 United States AF F-35A 1.763 1.763 405 218 187
DoD: Tier 1 United States MC F-35B 340 347 145 81 64
DoD: Tier 1 United States NY / MC F-35C 340 347 75 34 41
                 
Total       3.170 3.292 885 462 423
F-35A 2.322 2.431 626 327 299
F-35B 508 515 184 101 83
F-35C 340 347 75 34 41
Total 3.170 3.292 885 462 423
  Contracts to be awarded (by US DoD to Lockheed Martin)
Partner Country Operator Type Original Planned Order. Del. On Or.
FMS Belgium AF F-35A 0 34 0 0 0
FMS Japan AF F-35B 0 42 0 0 0
                 
Total       0 76 0 0 0
Total program       3.170 3.368 885 462 423
F-35A 0 34 0 0 0
F-35B 0 42 0 0 0
F-35C 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 76 0 0 0
  Aircraft selected (contract to be negotiated between governments and US DoD)
Partner Country Operator Type Original Planned Order. Del. On Or.
FMS Poland AF F-35A 0 32 0 0 0
FMS Singapore AF F-35B 0 12 0 0 0
FMS Spain AF F-35A 0 45 0 0 0
FMS Spain NY F-35B 0 12 0 0 0
                 
Total       0 101 0 0 0
F-35A 0 77 0 0 0
F-35B 0 24 0 0 0
F-35C 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 101 0 0 0
  Potential program of record
Type Original Planned Order. Del. On Or.
F-35A 2.322 2.542 626 327 299
F-35B 508 581 184 101 83
F-35C 340 347 75 34 41
Total 3.170 3.469 885 462 423

Comment(s):

Original (at start of the) program:

Refers to the number of planned F-35's to be build for the countries being part of the program from its start (when known as Joint Strike Fighter - JSF).

Commited refers to the number of aircraft the countries plan to purchase. These can be revised compared to the original plan at the start of the program.

Canada: intends to buy 88 new aircraft to replace its current fleet of the CF-188 (F/A-18A/B) Hornet. The F-35A is one of the competitors for the contract. The Canadian government has to select the company who will be granted the contract.

United States: its original plan consisted of buying 680 F-35B/C Lightnings to be fielde to the USN (F-35C) and USMC (F-35B/C) with the exact split between both version to made during the course of aircraft production. The US DoD requests its specific number of F-35B's and F-35C's in its annual budget request and adjusts the numbers. These are reported as planned in above report based on the latest budget request.

The number of ordered aircraft refers to all contract (production lots) awarded by the US DoD to Lockheed Martin. Contracts (FMS) are signed between the participating countries government and the US DoD. These (can) contain more F-35's than are ordered by the USDoD which, normally, awards contracts on an annual basis for all participants.

Contracts to be awarded by the US DoD to Lockheed Martin:

Refers to countries who have selected the F-35 Lightning II with their planned number of aircraft to be contracted. The countries governments will sign the contract with the USDoD which will then award the contract (by production lot) to Lockheed Martin.

Aircraft selected (contract to be negotiated between governments and US DoD):

These nations are in the contract negotiation phase with the USDoD. Once contracted their numbers will be reported under contracts to be awarded (by US DoD to Lockheed Martin).

Not listed in the program of record are countries which are in the process of selecting a new aircraft to replace their current fighter aircraft with the exception of Canada as they are a Non DoD Tier 3 partner.