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Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 148724, tabled on 3 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the single largest component of the F-35 aircraft is, by value, which is manufactured solely in the UK.

Answered on

9 February 2021

UK industry provides approximately 15% by value of every F-35 aircraft to be built and is responsible for manufacturing and assembling significant elements of the F-35 aircraft. These include the lift fan for the F-35B produced by Rolls-Royce and the aircraft aft-fuselage, which is manufactured BAE Systems.