The F-35B can operate from both land and sea (Picture: MOD).
The UK’s F-35B Lightning stealth fighter jets will start their first overseas deployment to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus later this year.
It will allow RAF and Royal Navy personnel to gain experience in maintaining and flying the aircraft in an unfamiliar environment, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) said.
The UK currently owns 17 of the multimillion-pound aircraft, with a total of 138 expected to be bought.
An RAF F-35B refueling during Exercise Joint...