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Turkey: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL17236, tabled on 16 July 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the United States authorities about the re-allocation of F35 aircraft work should that work currently planned for Turkey be done elsewhere.

Answered on

25 July 2019

Ministry of Defence officials are in regular and ongoing discussions with their US counterparts on the impact of Turkey's unwinding from the F-35 programme. We are disappointed that Turkey has chosen to acquire the Russian S-400 air defence system but they are still a valued NATO Ally and we remain committed to our strategic partnership.