Denmark’s Government Recommends Buying 27 F-35s
At a press meeting on May 12, 2016 at approximately 10 a.m. local time, the prime minister and the defence minister of Denmark announced that the government recommend buying 27 F-35 aircraft.See the report from the Danish Ministry of Defence on why they selected the F-35.
Joint Program Office Statement on Denmark F-35 Selection
We are honored Denmark is considering the F-35A to meet its national defense requirements. We understand the selection process for the New Fighter Program is still ongoing and the Joint Program Office will continue to provide the Danish Government with the data needed to make an informed decision that is in their country's best interest
Lockheed Martin Statement on Denmark F-35 Selection
Lockheed Martin is pleased that Denmark has reaffirmed its commitment to the F-35 program with the down select of the F-35 in this fair and open competition. Denmark is a longtime partner of Lockheed Martin and we are proud of our strong record of supporting its national security requirements. The F-35 Lightning II will help ensure Denmark’s national security, and also positions Danish industry to capture long-term work throughout the life of the program. We remain committed to assist the U.S. government and F-35 Joint Program Office to support Denmark’s future fighter and other aircraft requirements.
Additionally, we will continue to work with Danish Industry on F-35 production throughout the life of the program. The projected industrial opportunities with the F-35 will bring long term economic benefits to Denmark for decades to come.