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Essential to Allied Airpower


The growing community of F-35 nations strengthens our national defense and deters our enemies. The F-35 is diplomacy in action, fueling shared global deterrence through interoperability and collaboration.

Strengthening Allied Deterrence

The F-35’s unmatched interoperability is redefining how America and our allies train, fight and win. F-35s are participating in NATO exercises frm the Arctic to the Mediterranean. 

Delivering Diplomacy in Action

With the commitment of 14 nations and counting, the U.S. and its allies are powering partnerships, security and economic growth through the F-35 program. By leveraging collective investments and economies of scale, the global F-35 team lowers costs across the program. 

Redefining NATO Air Power

By 2030, more than 400 F-35s will be stationed across NATO member bases, including 48 United States Air Force F-35As stationed in the United Kingdom. The growing community of NATO nations with F-35s provides a powerful deterrent.

“The F-35 program is a multi-service, multi-national effort that dramatically increases interoperability between the U.S. and other F-35 partner nations. We are fully committed to the F-35 as the cornerstone of the U.S. Air Force’s fighter fleet and look forward to building stronger relationships with nations who want to work by our side.”

–John P. Roth, Acting Secretary of the Air Force