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F-35 Aircraft

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL5343, tabled on 8 February 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of the US about the future of the F35 programme, following comments made by President Trump about the viability of the programme.

Answered on

16 February 2017

The Ministry of Defence is in regular discussion with its counterparts in the United States' Government about all aspects of the F-35 programme. The United Kingdom welcomes the recently announced reductions in programme costs and remains fully committed to the delivery of F-35 capability as announced in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review.