The Defense Infrastructure Organization and its contractors have celebrated the opening of a new F-35 facility for U.S. Air Force jets at RAF Lakenheath.

The fuel cell maintenance facility forms part of a multi-million dollar program of investment in the site to allow the U.S. Air Force to operate state-of-the-art F-35 aircraft from the Suffolk airbase. The building allows 48 Fighter Wing to service and maintain the aircraft’s fuel cell system.

The building has been designed to include a F-35A jet fuel purging system and a large variety of equipment for engineering services, all while following the same architectural style as other buildings already constructed on the F-35 project.