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F-35s Ready For Action, Says Defense Secretary

January 11 2019

United Kingdom

The U.K. Ministry of Defense has declared initial operating capability with nine F-35B fighters now ready to deploy.

On Thursday, Defense Minister Gavin Williamson announced the milestone during a visit to RAF Marham in Norfolk, said a ministry release.

Pilots and ground crew will continue training to operate and maintain the jets at the air base’s new state-of-the-art training center, which formally opened earlier that day, the release said. The center features four full-mission...

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