Although it is claimed that the F-35B is destroying the British Navy, it has no other choice and is forced to use the US-made fighter line.
According to General Richard Dannatt, former Chief of Staff of the United Kingdom Armed Forces, the fifth-generation F-35B fighter made by the US is “destroying” the Navy and the Department of Defense of this country.
General Dannatt said that on a single F-35B, Britain had to spend up to 80 million pounds. Meanwhile, the F-35B’s cost per hour of operation costs up to 90,000 pounds.
Such spending would “crumple the defense budget for decades,” leaving the Army and some other UK forces at a loss.” The cost of the fighter is so high that the Air Force itself is starting to look for a cheaper fighter,” said the British military expert.
Experts say that no matter what the assessment of the F-35B, the British still can not give a more optimal option and are forced to use this fighter line if not all of its fleet of aircraft carriers become useless.