The 11 countries expected to buy F-35 fighter jet


Canada is poised to buy 65 F-35 fighter jets built byLockheed Martin Corp, sources familiar with the process told Reuters, which would make it the 11th country to join the program. [ID:nL1N0OM2PI]The United States and its allies plan to buy more than 3,100 F-35s in coming years to replace aging F-16s, F/A-18s and other warplanes.Following is a list of the expected purchases, according to data provided by Lockheed, the prime contractor for the $398.6 billion weapons program, and defense officials in the United States and other purchasing countries.Lockheed is developing three models of the plane for the U.S. military and eight partner countries that helped fund the plane’s development – Britain, Australia, Italy, Turkey, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Canada.South Korea, Japan and Israel have also placed orders for the jet.

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