Britain has received a rather exciting, new, gift in the shape of the F-35B Lightning II stealth jets.
Dubbed the “most advanced fast jets in the world,” the aircrafts, which cost around £70 million each, arrived in the UK after a nine-hour transatlantic crossing.
We flew alongside the jets as they arrived in RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire.
Hugh Nichols, a pilot, told us why the warplanes were “such a pleasure to fly”.
In a statement, Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, added: “The F-35Bs are the most advanced fast jets in the world.
“Whether operating from land or from one of our two new aircraft carriers, they will ensure we have a formidable fighting force.
“They are part of our plan for a stronger and better defence: more ships, more aircraft, more troops available at readiness, better equipment for special forces, more being spent on cyber – to deal with the increased threats to our country.”
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