***April Fools’ Day is celebrated every year on the 1st of April by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fool.

Some newspapers, magazines, and other published media report fake stories, this is one such story.***

Citing multiple issues, the United Kingdom have announced their intention to scrap plans to purchase F-35.

It has been revealed this morning that UK will now no longer be purchasing F-35B aircraft, putting many thousands of jobs and billions in revenue at risk. It is understood that the aircraft already purchased will be returned under Lockheed Martin. In November 2015, Chancellor George Osborne announced that the UK will order the full original total of 138 F-35 aircraft to equip the Royal Navy’s two new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, this however has been reversed.

It has been confirmed that the carriers that would have hosted the F-35B will now feature catapults and deploy “modern Harriers, naval Typhoon or something”.

The Lockheed Martin F-35 is a family of stealth multirole fighters undergoing final development and testing by the United States and formerly the United Kingdom. The fifth generation combat aircraft is designed to perform ground attack and air defence missions.

The F-35 has three main models: the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant, the F-35B short take-off and vertical-landing variant and the F-35C carrier-based variant.

In light of this development we’ve spoken to experts. Bryan Robertson, defence analyst, had this to say:

“Waste of funds & Human Life! One correctly placed Smart-Bomb will see Today’s heap of steel turn into Tomorrows heap of Scrap! H.M.S. Hood took the Ultimate Killing Shell way back in WW2 DESPITE AIRCRAFT; No Smart-Bombs then, and the Germans sent the Flagship of the Royal Navy to the bottom, no problem! What Government ‘FOOL’ proposed this latest Folly? Who is paying him? WE ARE. Such vast vessels have no place in modern times. Time for the OLD Timers to Grow UP!! Have they not heard of the Internet?”

Excerpts from a leaked consultation document are extremely detailed in just what needs to be changed now that the F-35 has been canned. Asda based defence analyst, Michael Greene, has recommended the following:

“The MORONS at the government should order aircraft or we’ll end up with an AIRCRAFTLESScarrier.”

In response to this, the Ministry of Defence are now considering purchasing a fleet F-4 Phantoms, painting go faster stripes on the carrier hulls and additional crayon provision.

 

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Lukas
Lukas
5 years ago

April April hahah!

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Lol very good

Martin
Martin
5 years ago

Wow, there goes one, who else will decide to not get them?

Andrew
Andrew
5 years ago

And happy April fools to you ? Bbmf aircraft should be used on the carriers , they won’t need catapults !?!

Cedric
Cedric
5 years ago

April fool

Phillip Allan Jones
5 years ago

Dont worry Australia willl be thererere , Australia will be there, to purchase this expensive crap.

UK Defence Journal
5 years ago

Hi Phillip, this is a hoax due to the date.

Jon Sigurd Smith Johnsen
5 years ago

It’s still expensive crap though…

Rob Barker
5 years ago

Someone didn’t read past the title..

Tom Archer
5 years ago

Come in spinner

Andy Christie
5 years ago

Phillip it’s funny because every videoed interview with the U.K. Pilots have been nothing but positive and how it makes the harriers seem almost primitive. But I’ll take your word on this instead of an experience ex harrier pilots word.

Jim Ball
5 years ago

Too right Andy, sounds like she is an absolute dream to fly.

Gary Temes
5 years ago

Haha. This is an April fools joke. The article is fake. lol

UK Defence Journal
5 years ago
Reply to  Gary Temes

No, this is 100% an article.

Gary Temes
5 years ago
Reply to  Gary Temes

The article is 100% parrot droppings.

UK Defence Journal
5 years ago
Reply to  Gary Temes

No, it certainly is an article, it even has words.

Chris Power
5 years ago
Reply to  Gary Temes

All those people here who “know people with inside information on the program” were right all along…..I feel stupid now 🙂

Anthony Tolladay
5 years ago

At least they have some sense… LOL

UK Defence Journal
5 years ago

April Fools’ Day is celebrated every year on the 1st of April by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fool. Some newspapers, magazines, and other published media report fake stories.

Anthony Tolladay
5 years ago

Yeah. Caught that after I posted my comment. LOL

Razvan Anghel
5 years ago

They cant afford it.

UK Defence Journal
5 years ago
Reply to  Razvan Anghel

They can.

Allan Elder
5 years ago
Reply to  Razvan Anghel

April 1st

Steven Harris
5 years ago

i screamed what then read the comments lol too early for me

Sekani Sherrott
5 years ago

Almost got me!

Darin Daflon
5 years ago

Nearly had me

Yasir HS
5 years ago

Why not a lot of Supermarine Seafires, with two wings of Fairey Barracudas ?

Roger Morris
5 years ago

I believe that BAerospace have restarted production of the EE Lightning in it’s place…?

Ian Benton
5 years ago

Question:
Are there any diesel electric subs in existence that can fire a nuclear tipped torpedo ?

Sangram Manjrekar
5 years ago

April fool 😉 try

Barry Wootten
5 years ago

Nice try ?

John Hope
5 years ago

April fools lol

John Mepham
5 years ago
Kent Reynolds
5 years ago

Almost had me…

John Symons
5 years ago
David Powell
5 years ago

Unbelievable. Now what?

Neil Russell
5 years ago

Joe Handy the last paragraph haha

Joe Handy
5 years ago
Reply to  Neil Russell

Will this be an April fools

Neil Russell
5 years ago
Reply to  Neil Russell

Hope not

Joe Handy
5 years ago
Reply to  Neil Russell

Same

Christopher Kent
5 years ago

Lol April fools to you to

John N Polly Harwood
5 years ago

April Fool?

Barry Wilson
5 years ago

??????

Paul Jones
5 years ago

Happy April 1st!!!

Artis Terrence Wilson
5 years ago

I wish U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) would do the same

Kenneth Wong
5 years ago

Is this April Fools?

Richard Barrow
5 years ago

Hahaha this is brilliant welcome to April.

Chris Smith
5 years ago

Charlie Abley

Jack Liggett
5 years ago

Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson
5 years ago
Reply to  Jack Liggett

Oh dear ?

Jack Liggett
5 years ago
Reply to  Jack Liggett

April fools !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jack Liggett
5 years ago
Reply to  Jack Liggett

Day

Peter Anson
Peter Anson
5 years ago

It would not surprise me if this was true but it is the 1st of April today. Nice one

Callan Karamitas
5 years ago

If you really want to scare people tell them you’re quadrupling the order and buying another carrier to go with it, oh yes and you’re declaring war on China

Allan Elder
5 years ago

Good job you didn’t run an article that the UK was declaring war on France, the forces recruiting offices would be overrun with volunteers looking to sign up!

Scott Sabin
5 years ago

And that would be a bad thing?

Assad Riaz
5 years ago

You are the one who always talk about capability of this war machine and UK has cancelled order after investing millions in development?

Paul Jones
5 years ago
Reply to  Assad Riaz

April fool…

Assad Riaz
5 years ago
Reply to  Assad Riaz

I realised , Now 🙂

Steve Florence
5 years ago

AND OBAMA GIVING AWAY OUR F- 16 TO HIS KIN FOLK. SOUNDS STRANGE.

Jimmy Vaughan
5 years ago

I almost believed it till I got to the end ha ha ha

Héctor Alonso Vázquez
5 years ago

Jajaj y ustedes defendiendo el vetusto orgullo imperial y no les alcanza ya para ese caza chafa… lol

Mick South
5 years ago

The funniest thing about this is some of the comments!!??

Richard Watt
5 years ago

Is this true? April fools surely what a spoof!!!!!

Philip Spencer
5 years ago

Think it’s an April fools joke if you read the article.

Kofi Debrah
5 years ago

is this a joke?

Matt Barnes
5 years ago

…aaaaaaaaand it’s April 1st !!!

Chris Hunsicker
5 years ago

Obvious April Fool prank

Robert Red Bob Brown
5 years ago

April Fool.

Martin W Hails
5 years ago

April Fool!

Wayne Sherriffs
5 years ago

April fools!! ?

Gordon Robertson
5 years ago

Lol, nice April fool ????

Andrew 'Taz' Tarrant
5 years ago

?

Richard
Richard
5 years ago

April fool