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UK Gets 6 Additional F-35 Fighters
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The United Kingdom (UK) has received a second squadron consisting of six F-35 stealth jets, UK Ministry of Defence announced Thursday.

The delivered aircraft are among the 138 F-35s that the UK has planned to buy for the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Royal Navy.

“We welcome the arrival of a second training squadron of F-35 Lightning jets to RAF Marham, including the UK’s 18th jet,” said Defence Minister Mark Lancaster.

This is the third tranche of F-35s to arrive in the UK. The first F-35 pilot course at RAF Marham is due to commence in early-September.

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