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F-35A CTOL and F-35B STOVL

Partnering for 5th Generation Technology

Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II Program is providing Italy with the 5th Generation fighter that will ensure security for the next generation.


Italy is a valued partner on the F-35 program and has signed the Production, Sustainment and Follow-On Development phase. Italy will receive 90 CTOL and STOVL variant aircraft. This partnership will enable sharing technology with Italy's industrial base which will grant Italy an advanced technology leadership advantage for the future.

 

Industrial Participation

As an F-35 partner, Italian industry has the opportunity to supply parts and systems, as well as influence the aircraft's design and capabilities. More than 20 Italian companies (the vast majority of the Italian defense industry) are involved in the development and production phase of the program: Alenia Aermacchi, Galileo Avionica, Selex Communications, Elsag Datamat and Otomelara of Finmeccanica Group and other non Finmeccanica's companies such as Aerea and Piaggio. Additionally, an F-35 final assembly and checkout facility (FACO) is being constructed at Cameri Air Base (Novara, Piedmont).

 
F-35A CTOL Specifications   F-35B STOVL Specifications
 
Length 51.4 ft/ 15.7 m
Height 14.4 ft/ 4.38 m
Speed
(full internal weapons load)
Mach 1.6 (~1,200 mph)
Wingspan 35 ft/10.7 m
Wing Area 460 ft2/42.7 m2
Horizontal Tail Span 22.5 ft/6.86 m
Combat Radius
(internal fuel)
>590 n. mi/1,093 km
Range
(internal fuel)
>1,200 n. mi/2,200 km
Internal Fuel Capacity 18,250 lb/8,278 kg
Weight Empty 29,300 lb
Maximum Weight 70,000 lb Class
Max G-rating 9.0
Weapons Payload 18,000 lb/8,160 kg
Standard Internal Weapons Load
  • 25 mm< GAU-22/A cannon
  • Two AIM-120C air-to-air missiles
  • Two 2,000-lb GBU-31 JDAM guided bombs
 
 
Length 51.2 ft/15.6 m
Height 14.3 ft/4.36 m
Speed
(full internal weapons load)
Mach 1.6 (~1,200 mph)
Wingspan 35 ft/10.7 m
Wing area 460 ft2/42.7 m2
Horizontal Tail Span 21.8 ft/6.65 m
Combat Radius
(internal fuel)
>450 n. mi/833 km
Range (internal fuel) >900 n. mi/1,667 km
Internal Fuel Capacity 13,500 lb/6,125 kg
Weight Empty 32,300 lb
Maximum Weight 60,000 lb class
Max G-rating 7.0
Weapons Payload 15,000 lb/6,800 kg
Standard Internal Weapons Load
  • Two AIM-120C air-to-air missiles
  • Two 1,000-lb GBU-32 JDAM guided bombs