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

What is absolutely critical is that we embrace these new technologies and we lead the world in using these technologies on the new platforms that we introduce for the RAF and the other services. By leading in terms of the defence of the UK, we end up leading the world, and that creates new opportunities for British industry to export. This is a massive vote of confidence in Britain, by industry—by Leonardo, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and MBDA. They are saying that they want to invest in Britain, British skills and British technology because they believe in this country.