Four RAF F-35 fighter jets land in UK

Four new RAF F-35 Lightning stealth fighter jets have landed in the UK.

The jets, which cost £92m each, made the 3,000-mile journey across the Atlantic from a US Marine Corps base in South Carolina.

The supersonic planes will be based at RAF Marham in Norfolk, where they are expected to be in operation by the end of December.

The UK’s military has committed to purchasing 138 of the US planes from aviation company Lockheed Martin.

Earlier the Defence Infrastructure Organisation said it was investing about £250m in RAF Marham to cater for the new F-35 aircraft.

The money is being spent on resurfacing runways, building a hangar and headquarters for 617 Squadron, as well as three vertical landing pads.

Four RAF F-35 fighter jets land in UK