Another ally sees the production begin on it's first aircraft:
Lockheed Martin begins the production of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)’s first F-35 Lightning II yesterday.FYI, there are actually two Aussie F-35s in production - both to be delivered in the summer of next year. Both are CTOL variants. They are the first two of 100 for the RAAF.
The aircraft, designated as AU-1, officially began the mate process, where major components of the aircraft are joined together to form the aircraft's structure. AU-1 will then make its way down the assembly line and roll out of the factory for delivery to the RAAF in the summer of 2014.