Skip to comments.RAF Marham to get F-35
Posted on 03/26/2013 2:21:18 PM PDT by Smartisan
The Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II aircraft will be based at RAF Marham, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed, securing the future of the station. But other stations will be affected in a "rationalisation" of the defence estate, ministers have said.
The fighter aircraft, which has continued to hit recent headlines due to design issues, is to be the most advanced jet ever delivered to the armed forces, the Ministry of Defence said.
RAF Marham will now receive additional investment and infrastructure so that it can become the main operating base for the aircraft which will also operate from the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth from 2018.
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“RAF Marham to get F-35”...if it’s ever actually built.
Yeah, there is that. Fingers crossed the 3 that the UK has right now gets turned into the 50+ we need.
How many F-35s have been built so far? Who is currently flying them?
They’ve already started building them haven’t they? They’re just fine tuning them from what I understand before they go into service.