Britain’s first F-35 fighters declared ready for combat

As featured in The Financial Times



“In terms of the pace of things on the ground, it won’t make any difference at all,” said Justin Bronk, an air-combat specialist with the UK-defence think-tank the Royal United Services Institute. “But deploying F-35 to Iraq or Syria would potentially increase the pace at which we get a fuller understanding of what it is and isn’t capable of.”