Jonathan Beale in the simulator
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How to land the new Joint Strike Fighter

The BBC has been given exclusive access to film the world's most advanced fighter jet - the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, built by Lockheed Martin for the US and UK military.

Britain had planned to buy around 150 aircraft for the RAF and Royal Navy - but with each plane costing at least £70m, that number is likely to fall.

Jonathan Beale visited the US Navy's Patuxent River Air Base in Maryland where he was given a chance to try his hand at landing the fighter in a simulator.

  • 16 Jul 2010
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