U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter jets arrive in Finland to participate in 2019 Turku Air Show

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U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II fighter jets, Airmen, and associated equipment have arrived in Finland, for the first time, to participate in the Turku Air Show, June 15-16, 2019.


Finland’s main annual airshow is organized in a different city each year. The airshow was previously held in Turku in 2015.


Participation in this event highlights the strength of the U.S. commitment to European partners and allies.


The Air Force’s newest operational 5th-generation fighter, the F-35A Lightning II, is truly a game-changing force-multiplier, and when integrated alongside other forces, makes every platform more lethal and survivable.