Combat Air Strategy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:30 pm on 17th July 2018.

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Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson The Secretary of State for Defence 1:30 pm, 17th July 2018

This is going to be a global project. One thing I would say is that Britain is a nation that actually has fifth-generation fighters and has the industrial expertise to develop new generation fighters. France or Germany do not have that expertise; we do, and we have that leadership role. We do not want to limit our sights just to European partners, but to open this up to the globe, working with partners with whom we have not worked in the past and bringing the benefits to our allies that are global allies.