The new F-35 squadron will consist of 27 aircraft and roughly 60 personnel.
The RAF's E-3 Sentry airborne early warning aircraft fleet has now been retired.
F-35s are operating from 21 bases around the globe. More than 1,460 pilots and 11,025 maintainers have been trained and the F-35 fleet has surpassed 430,000 cumulative flight hours.
An MQ-9B SkyGuardian is over Scotland and is being flown to demonstrate its "capability in a maritime environment".
Six of nine P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft have now been delivered to the Royal Air Force.
A Typhoon jet has declared an emergency over the north of Scotland.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Rolls-Royce a $2.6 billion contract to replace the engines on its B-52H Stratofortress bomber fleet.
The Lockheed Martin 'LMXT Strategic Tanker' is a modified version of the Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport, an aircraft known in British service as 'Voyager'.
British MQ-9B drones, known as 'Protector', could be used augment the UK's fleet of P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft.
The container designed to carry engines for F-35 jets, for example to replace an engine on a deployed F-35, is certified for carriage in the C-17 and C-130J but not the A400M.