Each F-35B Lightning supersonic aircraft costs £300 million. However, it is unclear what connection the jets have with the calamitous situation in Ukraine. The supersonic aircraft can carry 22,000 pounds of firepower, including eight Paveway laser-guided bombs.
They will be used by both the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy and will therefore operate from land and sea.
Britain is due to get three more stealth jets this year, and seven more in 2023.
All 48 jets are expected to be delivered from the United States by the end of 2025.
The United States has a very lucrative arms trade with the United Kingdom.
The biggest deal in recent years was the 2006 deal with the UK to purchase at least 48 F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter jets.
The cost of the first 48, which will be purchased until 2026, is currently expected to be £8.6 billion.
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This notice was published: 2022-03-06 20:19:03