Atlantic Ocean—What a few years ago was only a dream ebbs ever closer to becoming a reality.

The first F-35B Lightning II aircraft have landed on HMS Queen Elizabeth, the UK’s newest aircraft carrier. Two U.S. F-35Bs flown by British Royal Navy pilots landed successfully on the carrier. But when the HMS Queen Elizabeth returns to the UK, British jets will land on its deck.

HMS Queen Elizabeth is destined to become the Royal Navy’s flagship. It left Portsmouth last month to begin flight trials in the U.S. It will conduct more than 500 F-35B takeoffs whilst at sea.

Gavin Williamson, the UK Defence Secretary, said, The largest warship in British history is joining forces with the most advanced fighter jets on the planet. This marks a rebirth of our power to strike decisively from the seas anywhere in the world.”