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RAF F-35B Aircraft Deployed To Cyprus Today To Take Part In Their First Overseas Training Exercise

Tuesday, May 21, 2019   (0 Comments)

By David Cenciotti  |  May 21, 2019  |  The Aviationist

 

“The Dambusters” are on the move with their F-35B stealth aircraft.

Earlier today, British F-35B aircraft took off from their homebase at RAF Marham, UK, for their first overseas deployment. The aircraft will spend six weeks at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, as part of an Exercise dubbed “Ex. Lightning Dawn”.

This training exercise in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, “will allow personnel from both services to gain vital experience in maintaining and flying the aircraft in an unfamiliar environment,” says an official UK MoD press release. “The exercise will also examine all aspects of moving this aircraft to a new location, including logistics, maintenance, and sustainment of all the equipment and crew that comes with this impressive aircraft, whilst also enhancing its preparedness for its first operational carrier deployment.

The deployment can be somehow “watched” online via ADS-B/Mode-S: actually, you can track the Voyagers tankers that are dragging the F-35s to Cyprus. READ MORE...


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