F-35 Arrival Ceremony at Williamtown Air Base


The first two RAAF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters to be based in Australia have been formally welcomed to their home base of RAAF Williamtown December 10, 2018.

The two jets, A35-009 and -010 arrived at Williamtown at 10:20am on December 10 from RAAF Amberley Williamtown. 

The aircraft had arrived at Amberley last week after ferrying from Luke AFB in the US via Hawaii.

The slideshow provides some photo remembrance of the arrival ceremony and the photos are credited to the Australian Department of Defence.

With the decision of the Japanese government to add an additional buy of F-35s becoming the second largest F-35 force after that of the US, it is very likely that the Japanese will work closely with the RAAF in standing up significant coalition capabilities built around the aircraft in the decade ahead.