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Ministry of Defence (26 Feb 2018)

Vernon Coaker: There we go—that is the power of Parliament. That is the point I am making. We had the debate before and this was fiscally neutral. The original review—the national security and defence capability review, or whatever it was—was not set up by accident; the Government set it up, and defence was included in it. Parliament said that that was not acceptable, and the Government responded and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (9 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The Defence Aerospace and the Combat Air sector make a strategically important contribution to securing our military operational advantage and freedom of action, developing high-end technologies and a skilled workforce, and generates revenues and international influence through exports. UK industry leads the world in a number of technology, design and manufacturing capability areas, and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (28 Mar 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The UK specific software programming referred to the in para 3.4, p38 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering Carrier Strike, published on 16 March 2017 refers to Mission Data Load software required by each F-35 Lightning that is pertinent to each theatre of operations. This is in accordance with how we routinely operate our combat aircraft. The UK will provide the Mission Data Load...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (25 Jul 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: There are currently around 19 important deficiency reports that remain open out of 2,600 deficiency reports raised for all three variants of the F-35 to date, throughout the life of the programme. All have acceptable plans for resolution or mitigation to allow their closure prior to the UK initial operating capability. The F-35 is still in the development test phase of the programme; the aim...

Written Answers — Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (12 Feb 2013)

Philip Dunne: There have been no cancellations of orders for the F-35B, or any cancelled orders of the F-35C on the UK F-35 programme as a result of the 2010 strategic defence and security review (SDSR) decision or the subsequent reversal of this decision. Before the SDSR, the Ministry of Defence had ordered three F-35B aircraft. Two have been delivered and the third will be delivered this year.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: HMS Queen Elizabeth (23 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: I am pleased to be able to update the hon. Gentleman. As he will know, we already have 12 F-35 aircraft and they are already flying in the US. We will have 14 by the end of the year. Next year, we are on track to stand up the first squadron in the UK. I am pleased that I was able to announce last week that the F-35 has successfully completed the trials on the ski jump in the US and is now...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Contracts (Small Businesses) (20 Feb 2012)

Alison Seabeck: In view of the important role that SMEs play in some of our bigger programmes, and their need to be confident in the process and to have security of outcome, will the Minister give the House some clarity on the intention for the F-35 programme? In particular, given rumoured reductions in orders from the USA, Australia and Canada, does he expect the price that the MOD pays for each F-35 to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: RAF Marham (26 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: The Ministry of Defence has invested £300 million to prepare RAF Marham for the F-35 Lightning jets, including resurfacing the second runway with little to no impact on Tornado operations. All elements of the infrastructure programme at RAF Marham are expected to be completed to meet programme needs. The first four UK F-35 Lightning jets arrived at RAF Marham on 6 June 2018, two months ahead...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (8 Sep 2014)

Philip Dunne: The F-35B development test continues to make steady progress. To date, the F-35 fleet has surpassed 19,500 flight hours. UK F-35B Initial Operating Capability remains on track to deliver in 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: F-35 Aircraft: Costs (30 Nov 2022)

Alex Chalk: The Unit Recurring Flyaway cost of an F-35B from Low-Rate Initial Production, Lot 14, which comprises the last finalised contract, is $101 million. The estimated through-life cost of the UK's F-35 programme is £18.76 billion, which is based on the currently approved 48 F-35B aircraft.

Written Answers — Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (30 Jun 2014)

Philip Dunne: The incremental nature of the F-35 approvals means that the total cost of the programme is updated after each Main Gate is endorsed. The UK F-35 programme is scheduled to seek financial approval for its fifth and final main gate in 2017. At this point the overall cost of the programme will be published. While the Ministry of Defence maintains a detailed through-life cost estimate for the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (7 Feb 2019)

Stuart Andrew: Under the US-led F-35 programme, the F-35B has completed full scale durability testing to 16,000 hours. Planned modifications and fleet management of the early contract F-35B aircraft will ensure that they meet the 8,000 hour service life requirement. Aircraft being delivered today incorporate these design changes in the build process to ensure they will meet 8,000 hours or more.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Aircraft Carriers (10 Oct 2022)

Baroness Goldie: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH has had 603 days at sea since vessel acceptance date, with operational F-35 jets embarked on 278 of those days. HMS PRINCE OF WALES has had 267 days at sea since vessel acceptance date, with operational F-35 jets embarked on 13 of those days. The normal operating cycle of every ship involves them entering different readiness levels depending on their programmes, periods of...

Written Answers — Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (5 Jun 2013)

Philip Dunne: The final fleet size for the F-35B will not be determined before the next Strategic Defence and Security Review at the earliest. The F-35B is expected to enter service with an initial operating capability from land in 2016, and an initial operating capability from sea in 2018. Unit costs for the whole F-35 fleet cannot be estimated until the total fleet size is determined.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (12 Nov 2018)

Earl Howe: The Ministry of Defence does not recognise the term 'Sea Lightning', with 'F-35B Lightning' the designation jointly agreed by the First Sea Lord and the Chief of the Air Staff. Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 stated our intent to buy 138 F-35 Lightning aircraft over the life of the programme. The first tranche of 48 aircraft will be the F-35B; decisions on subsequent tranches of...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Deployment of F-35B Lightning Aircraft (25 Jun 2019)

Penny Mordaunt: The House may welcome an update on the deployment of the RAF’s new F-35B Lightning II Aircraft. The F-35B Lightning II is an advanced, fifth-generation aircraft procured to operate alongside the RAF’s Typhoon. It will be jointly manned by the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, will be able to operate with equal capability from land and sea, and will form an integral part of Carrier...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (17 Oct 2016)

Harriett Baldwin: The discovery of insulating material becoming detached from an avionics cooling line located in a fuel tank is not a design or technical issue, but a sub-contractor quality control issue that affects only a small subset of the 104 operational F-35As in the fleet. The UK is procuring the F-35B variant which is not affected by this issue. UK F-35 Initial Operating Capability is scheduled for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement (3 Mar 2021)

Jeremy Quin: The operational Lightning marks a step change in UK Combat Air capability. Lightning is a next generation multi-role combat aircraft equipped with advanced sensors, mission systems and stealth technology. It is delivering a cutting-edge expeditionary capability for the UK from both the land and sea. The UK is an influential partner in the Lightning programme: the Royal Navy and RAF are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (10 Mar 2015)

Lord Astor of Hever: The Department does not release detailed breakdowns of F-35 expenditure or future cost estimates as to do so could undermine its commercial position. However, within previous US Department of Defense (DoD) annual Selected Acquisition Reports (SAR) for the Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft the F-35B variant has previously been estimated as costing: $174 million for aircraft bought within Low Rate...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aircraft (5 Dec 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The specific results of the trial are classified. However, I can set out the overarching aims. Trial Babel Fish III was a communications interoperability trial of an Airborne Gateway. The trial took place in 2016 involving Typhoon aircraft of 41(R) Test & Evaluation Squadron, and F-35 Lightning aircraft of 17(R) Test & Evaluation Squadron. The trial aimed to demonstrate that the Multifunction...

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