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A Powerful Partnership

For more than 50 years, Lockheed Martin has been proud to partner with the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF). The RNoAF has operated six Lockheed Martin aircraft types throughout its history, including four in operation today: the P-3 Orion, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the C-130J Super Hercules, and the F-35 Lightning II.  

Base Location

Norway’s F-35 fleet operates out of Ørland Air Base. In addition, a Quick Reaction Alert base has been stood up at Evenes Air Base.

Program Milestones 

2008: Norwegian government selected the F-35. 
2018: First drag chute deployment in Norway
2015: The first Norwegian
F-35 takes flight 
2019: The Royal Norwegian Air Force declared IOC
2017: First aircraft arrival at Ørland Air Base.
2020: The Royal Norwegian Air Force conducted their first deployment with the F-35 during NATO Air Policing.