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Future Combat Air System

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 14445, tabled on 8 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the potential merits of expanding the membership of the Future Combat Air System programme since January 2022.

Answered on

16 June 2022

International partnerships are at the core of the UK's strategic approach to FCAS. We are building a truly international programme to strengthen global relationships, share expertise and cost, and ultimately operate better together. We continue to explore partnering opportunities with Japan, Italy and Sweden and remain open to potential additional partners in the future.