US F-35Bs to Fly on UK Carriers

Air Force Magazine // December 16, 2016

US F-35Bs will begin flying off United Kingdom aircraft carriers in 2021, British Defense Minister Michael Fallon announced Thursday as a way to "return the favor."

United Kingdom Royal Air Force and Royal Navy pilots have been able to test fly F-35s off US aircraft carriers as part of the country's "regeneration of UK carrier strike capability," Fallon said during a joint appearance with US Defense Secretary Ash Carter in London.