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US F-35s, aircraft begin arriving to Paris Air Show

Release Number: 070617

United States military equipment and personnel will represent the United States during this year’s International Paris Air Show, June 19-25.

Aircraft showcased this year are two F-35A Lighting IIs, a CV-22 Osprey, a C-130J Super Hercules, a P-8 Poseidon, a CH-47 Chinook, an AH-64 Apache, two F-16 Fighting Falcons, and for public days, a KC-135R Stratotanker.

These aircraft represent the fifth generation fighters, mobility, strike, refueling, and reconnaissance capabilities of the U.S. military.

Along with the aircraft, approximately 150 aircrew and support personnel from bases in Europe and the U.S. are scheduled to attend. Participation in this premier event highlights the strength of the U.S. commitment to the security of Europe and demonstrates that U.S. industry is producing equipment that will be critical to the success of current and future military operations.