Lockheed Martin: 70-80 F-35s Might Meet UK Carriers’ Needs

Lockheed Martin F-35B
Credit: Lockheed Martin
LONDON—Lockheed Martin has suggested 70-80 F-35s might be enough to fulfill the UK carriers’ air-power needs. Providing written evidence to a UK Parliamentary Defense Committee’s inquiry into the Royal Navy’s purpose and procurement process, the OEM said 70-80 aircraft would be needed to deliver a...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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