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Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 65088, tabled on 26 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of the unit procurement cost for the F-35B following the reduction in the number of those aircraft procured by the United State Marine Corps; and what the current unit procurement cost is for the F-35B.

Answered on

3 July 2020

The UK's first aircraft was delivered in 2012 for $161 million; today, the Lot 11 cost of an F-35B is $115.5 million. Future Lots will be subject to commercial negotiation.