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F-35 Aircraft

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 792, tabled on 2 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Joint Strike Fighter F-35s are allowed to use (a) night vision and (b) the distributed aperture system when landing on an aircraft carrier at night.

Answered on

10 June 2015

The F-35 night vision and distributed aperture system capabilities are still under developmental test and have not been cleared for operational use by the US or any other F-35 partner nation when landing on a carrier at night.