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British F-35B operational

 

The RAF, Royal Air Force, F-35B Lightning II have reached their initial operational level.

 

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Tempest, F-35B Lightning II, Typhoon. Photo: MoD UK

 

     Speaking at RAF Marham, the 10 january 2019, the Defence Secretary announced the UK now has nine F-35 Lightning jets ready to be deployed on operations around the world.

     The F-35 Lightning will form the backone of the UK’s combat air fleet alongside the Typhoon jets, wich the Defence Secretary also announced have now been fitted with a state-of-the-art complex weapons suite to vastly increase its capability.

 

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F-35B Lightning II. Photo: MoD UK

 

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F-35B Lightning II, Typhoon, Tornado. Photo: MoD UK

 

 

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