Australia's newest and most high-tech jet strike fighters will land in Tamworth this week.
A pair of F-35A Lightning II jet aircraft will conduct daily landing exercises at the Tamworth airport, starting Monday. The last exercise will be Thursday, and are expected to land in the city between 2 and 5pm.
Based at the Williamtown RAAF Base outside Newcastle, the $236 million jets are the country's most advanced military fighters, designed to stealthily evade radar.
The exercise is designed to train the pilots to land at different airfields.
Flying is subject to change due to variables such as air traffic control requirements, weather, and other aviation considerations.
Australia will eventually take delivery of 72 F-35A jets as part of the Joint Strike Fighter Program, the world's largest and most expensive weapons development program in the history of flight. The aircraft will cost Australia $17 billion and are expected to all be operational in 2023.
Williamtown air base inducted its first F-35 on Monday February 8. The aircraft will now be maintained and based in Newcastle.