Lockheed Martin rolled out the Netherlands’ first F-35 fighter jet April 1, the company announced Thursday.
Dutch pilots and maintainers will use the plane for training and operational tests.
The company built the jet at its Fort Worth, Texas production facility.
The conventional takeoff and landing jet will undergo functional fuel system checks before the company sends it to the flight line.
At that point, the company will perform ground and flight tests over the coming weeks.
Earlier this week, the company won an estimated $39.3 million Navy award to update the F-35’s air system design and testing.
The company will develop the air system under a delta systems development and demonstration program.