British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has officially announced that the costly US-made F-35 stealth fighter jets are “combat ready” and will soon be deployed on operations.
Williamson made the announcement on Thursday while unveiling nine Royal Air Force’s (RFA) F-35 Lightning fighter jets.
He said Britain will begin a “new era” in its military activities by becoming more committed to the “world stage” following its planned withdrawal from the European Union in March.
“We are setting our sights on the next 100 years. Our nation is moving into a new era outside the EU and our huge achievements in air capability make our commitment to a role on the world stage clear to both our allies and our enemies,” said Williamson speaking at RAF Marham, in east of England.
Williamson said the unveiling of the F-35 Lightning would lift Britain’s military position “to even greater heights” than the past.
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