On 17 February 2021, the sixteenth Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II of forty-six JSFs ordered for the Royal Netherlands
Air Force arrived from Cameri AB in Italy at Leeuwarden AB in the Netherlands. This JSF (Joint Strike Fighter)
is registered F-016 and serves with 322 Squadron at Leeuwarden AFB. Lockheed Martin F-35A F-016 s/n AN-16
(USAF FY/n 18-5410) is produced at the Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility at Cameri Airbase in Italy.
The FACO is a joint venture between Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi, the Italian Ministry of Defence, and Lockheed
Martin. The Lockheed Martin F-35A Block 3 s/n AN-16 was flown first on 26 January 2021.
On 4 October 2021,
Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II F-016 was seen during the Weapons Instructor Course (WIC) 2021 at
Leeuwarden Air Base.