The UK will eventually have 130 Lockheed Martin F-35B fighter jets.
Britain will also buy fifth-generation F-35B Lightning II fighter units, according to the country’s Ministry of Defense. The new contract aims to purchase 26 units of the modern aircraft, bringing it to 74 units (48 already ordered +26).
It has been revealed that they will be in talks with manufacturer Lockheed Martin. “To demonstrate improvements in spending related to UK arms support and integration “.
However, the British government has already set aside a budget to provide aircraft, infrastructure and logistical support for new aircraft.
An English official said in a statement that the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) could eventually have 138 stealth fighters.
The UK F-35 is one of the main operators of stealth fighter aircraft, especially in the F-35B version, which has a vertical landing and short take-off capability.
However, in 2021, the RAF lost the plane that crashed in the Mediterranean after the departure of the HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier, leaving the pilot unharmed despite severe damage to the fighter jet.
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