01:09 GMT +322 July 2019
Listen Live
    F-35 flight

    F-35 Fighter-Bomber to Give Displays at British Air Shows

    © Flickr/ Samuel King Jr
    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL
    117

    The US Air Force is sending several Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter-bombers to give public displays at two major air shows in the United Kingdom.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Air Force is sending several Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter-bombers to give public displays at two major air shows in the United Kingdom this summer, the official Air Force News Service (AFNS) announced in a report.

    "The 56th fighter wing from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, will send F-35A Lightning IIs to fly in heritage flights and to be on public display at the Royal International Air Tattoo at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, and the Farnborough International Airshow," the report issued said on Tuesday.

    It would be the first time that the US Air Force had ever sent one of its new fifth generation F-35 jets to any overseas airshow, the report noted.

    "The Royal International Air Tattoo is scheduled for July 7 through 9, and the Farnborough International Airshow will be July 11 through 17," the report said.

    The F-35 program, beset by technical problems and cost overruns, is expected to cost $1.5 trillion over its 55-year lifespan, making it the most expensive US weapons program.

    Related:

    US F-35 Jet Finally to Face Test of Dropping Bombs on Targets
    Lockheed Martin Receives New Contract to Fix F-35 Fuel Tank Problem
    Norwegian Pilot Flies First Test Mission on F-35 Fighter - US Air Force
    Tags:
    F-35, United Kingdom, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik