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A US Marine F-35 Squadron Will Deploy on a British Aircraft Carrier in 2021

A?Marine Corps?F-35B Joint Strike Fighter?squadron will make history by deploying aboard the British Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier — the first?deployment?of its kind and one that could serve as a model for the new normal, a three-star general said.

Members of a Marine F-35B squadron are preparing to deploy on the aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth in 2021. The deployment has long been in the works, Lt. Gen. Steven Rudder, head of Marine Corps aviation, said at the annual Sea-Air-Space conference just outside Washington, D.C.

“It’s going to be a wonderful new way — and I will offer, potentially a new norm — of doing coalition combined allied operations with a maritime partner,” Rudder said.

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