High temperature resistant pads to be built at RAF Marham
From Janes International Defence Review dated 11 June 2014
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is to build three concrete pads capable of withstanding high-temperatures in order to accommodate vertical landings (VLs) of the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), Minister for Defence, Equipment, Support, and Technology Philip Dunne revealed on 11 June.
Answering questions in the House of Commons from Angus Robertson, defence spokesperson for the Scottish National Party, Dunne disclosed that the three pads would be built at Royal Air Force (RAF) Marham for an estimated GBP7.5 million, though this figure will be refined as planning progresses.
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