WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies plan to buy thousands of new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter warplanes in coming years.
Following is a list of the planned purchases, according to data provided by Lockheed Martin Corp LMT.N, the prime contractor for the $396 billion weapons program.
Lockheed is developing three variants for the U.S. military services and eight partner countries that helped fund the plane’s development - Britain, Australia, Italy, Turkey, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Canada. Two other countries, Italy and Japan, have also placed orders for the fighter jet.
The conventional landing A-model will be used by the U.S. Air Force and most allies; the B-model, which can take off from shorter runways and land like a helicopter, will be used by the U.S. Marine Corps, Italy and Britain; and the C-model, or carrier variant, will be used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
U.S. Air Force 1,763 F-35As
U.S. Navy 260 F-35Cs
U.S. Marine Corps 340 F-35Bs and 80 F-35Cs
Britain 138 F-35Bs
Turkey 100 F-35As
Australia 100 F-35As
Italy 60 F-35As and 30 F-35Bs
Netherlands 85 F-35As
Canada 65 F-35As
Norway 52 F-35As
Japan 42 F-35As
Denmark 30 F-35As
Israel 19 F-35As
Reporting By Andrea Shalal-Esa; Editing by Eric Beech
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