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Watch: F-35 Lands in the UK for the First Time

Forget Brexit. Check out this video of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter landing for the first time in the United Kingdom.

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The footage shows three F-35B jump-jet variants landing Wednesday at Royal Air Force Fairford in Gloucestershire, England, after taking off from the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina.

The trio -- a single RAF F-35B and two U.S. Marine Corps F-35B aircraft -- arrived in country for the upcoming Royal International Air Tattoo July 8-10 and the Farnborough International Air Show July 11-17. (The British plane, piloted by RAF Squadron Leader Hugh Nichols, touched down first.)

Military.com this year will be sending a three-person team of journalists to cover Farnborough, where the Joint Strike Fighters are scheduled to demonstrate aerial refueling and vertical landings.

In addition to the video, the Defense Department released images of the aircraft making the transatlantic flight. The planes refueled 15 times from a pair of accompanying KC-10  refueling tankers.

(Photo by Brian Burdett/U.S. Marine Corps)

(Photo by Brian Burdett/U.S. Marine Corps)

 

(Photo by Brian Burdett/U.S. Marine Corps)

(Photo by Brian Burdett/U.S. Marine Corps)

 

(Photo by Brian Burdett/U.S. Marine Corps)

(Photo by Brian Burdett/U.S. Marine Corps)

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