The aircraft, with tail number L-001, recently arrived at the Electronic Mate and Alignment Station.
Lockheed Martin say that Electronic Mate and Alignment Station (EMAS) is an electronic compatibility and assembly system designed to perform the final assembly of the front, center and rear of the F-35, as well as the wing module.
“In the period 2021 to 2026, Denmark will acquire 27 new fighter jets. The F-35 is phasing out the F-16, which since the 1980s has given Denmark the ability to assert Danish sovereignty, take part in international operations and contribute to NATO’s collective defense. The new Danish F-35 fighter jets are expected to be able to solve the full task complex nationally and internationally from 2027.”
The head of the Danish Air Force, Major General Anders Rex, is on the record as saying:
“This is an important milestone we have reached on the way to receiving the first F-35 aircraft. The production of the F-35 aircraft to Denmark is beginning to take shape, and we are very much looking forward to the F-35 contributing to the Danish Armed Forces.”
The first Danish F-35 fighter jets will continue to stay in the USA until 2023 before heading to Skrydstrup Air Base in Denmark.