LONDON, Feb. 23 (UPI)
Britain says it is building facilities for operation of its future F-35 Lightning II aircraft fleet at a Royal Air Force base in the east of the country.
Nearly $462 million is being invested in Eastern England for facilities to handle F-35 Lightning II aircraft, the Ministry of Defense reported. The funding will be directed at RAF Marham, with work planned to begin on infrastructure and facilities by the end of this year. The construction work will create 1000 new jobs directly in the construction phase of the project and an additional 700 jobs in the supply chain, the ministry said.