LONDON—Britain has carried out the first operational missions of its Lockheed Martin F-35s flying with Eurofighter Typhoons over Syria. The first missions took place on June 16, the UK defense ministry announced on June 25. This follows Exercise Lightning Dawn, which saw six of the nine F-35Bs currently based in the UK deployed to RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, from where they flew the sorties. At least 12 more sorties have been flown since, officials say. This means Britain has become the ...


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