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Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 153143, tabled on 11 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of Question 148725, on Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement, what criteria his Department used to allocate that subcontract as UK-content when the majority of the work is outside the UK.

Answered on

22 February 2021

Rolls Royce have confirmed that it has based its assessment for manufacturing the Lift System on similar criteria to that used by the Ministry of Defence. According to these principles, the UK Defence Industry is defined as covering suppliers, including both UK and foreign owned companies, that create value, employment, technology or intellectual assets in the UK.

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