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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement (9 Feb 2021)

Jeremy Quin: F-35 Lightning 'forward' maintenance is undertaken at Squadron facilities at RAF Marham and on board the Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers when aircraft are embarked. F-35 'depth' maintenance is split between 'medium' and 'heavy' level depot maintenance. All 'medium' depot maintenance is undertaken within the purpose-built F-35 Maintenance and Finish Facility at RAF Marham, while 'heavy'...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (17 Jan 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The UK build content on F-35 remains stable and unchanged, with UK industry building around 15% by value of each of an estimated 3,000 F-35 aircraft. The F-35 production programme and its supply chain was established a number of years ago and we hold regular discussions with the US Department of Defense and others on all aspects of the programme. Separately, the UK has been selected as a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance (13 Jul 2021)

Jeremy Quin: 'Depth' maintenance for the F-35 Lightning is split between 'medium' and 'heavy' level depot maintenance. All 'medium' depot maintenance for the UK fleet is undertaken within the purpose-built F-35 Maintenance and Finish Facility at RAF Marham, while 'heavy' level maintenance is undertaken within the F-35 Program Depot Facilities. For all modifications and upgrades deemed to be 'heavy', the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (6 Sep 2021)

Jeremy Quin: The global F-35 Programme operates an electronic logistics system for maintenance, diagnostics, supply chain management, and fleet management with the goal of supporting F-35 readiness and maximizing maintainability. This includes reporting their maintenance state electronically via a sovereign data guard into the F-35 Hybrid Product Support Integration (HPSI) office, which is a joint...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (2 Nov 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The costs of F-35 spares, software upgrades, and logistic support are included within the Department's financial planning assumptions for the F-35 programme. The F-35 Joint Program Office procures all of these elements on behalf the F-35 Partner Nations.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (4 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: The Ministry of Defence has regular discussions with the US F-35 Joint Program Office on all aspects of the F-35 programme to ensure that the UK is ready to receive its F-35 aircraft. The UK is fully equipped to safely and securely hold software relating to the F-35.

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

Harriett Baldwin: Under the Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and the US for the F-35 Lightning Programme, from 2001 to 2006 the UK had 10 posts in the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) for the F-35 Lightning. From 2006 to date the UK has had an additional 20 posts in the F-35 JPO making a total of 30 posts. The tour length of individuals in the JPO is three to four years.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (23 Jun 2020)

Jeremy Quin: The F-35 Block 4 upgrade has been included in the UK F-35 programme budget since its inception. Decisions on the number of aircraft to be upgraded will be made on the basis of military capability requirements. The costs of the Block 4 upgrade are managed through the F-35 Joint Programme Office and, as one partner in the multinational F-35 programme, the UK is not in a position to share...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Spare Parts (10 Sep 2020)

Jeremy Quin: Logistic and technical support for the UK F-35 fleet is delivered through the US F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) Global Support Solution. This continues to provide the required levels of support to the UK's F-35 Lightning fleet. The availability of spare parts and technical advice remains constant and within agreed and contracted target levels. The JPO continues to forecast no impact from the...

Written Answers — Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (21 Jul 2014)

Philip Dunne: All variants of F-35 aircraft, including the UK's three joint strike fighter F-35B aircraft, are currently under a grounding notice for safety reasons following a fire which occurred on an F-35A on 23 June 2014. A technical investigation is under way to determine the root cause of the incident. F-35 aircraft returned to flying on 16 July 2014. F-35 aircraft will not make a transatlantic...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (24 Feb 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The UK is a major partner in the F-35 Lightning II programme, resulting in significant contracts and supporting UK jobs. UK industry will provide approximately 15% by value of every F-35 Lightning to be built. Additionally, the UK was recently chosen to be a global hub for maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade services for F-35 avionic and aircraft components. Although, these activities...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (12 Oct 2016)

Harriett Baldwin: Initial Operating Capability for the UK's F-35B Lightning aircraft is scheduled for December 2018. The most recent US Selected Acquisition Report (SAR 2015) estimates that the production, sustainment and support revenue generated by the global F-35 fleet through the life of the programme will be over one trillion US dollars. The UK manufactures approximately 15% of each F-35 aircraft,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance (29 Apr 2021)

Jeremy Quin: The F-35 Joint Program Office places contracts to support and maintain the global fleet of F-35 aircraft, including those operated by the UK. It places the support and maintenance contracts through its two main prime contractors, Lockheed Martin and Pratt and Whitney. These two companies then place contracts across and through the F-35 global supply chain, including UK based companies. These...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (26 Feb 2018)

Guto Bebb: When the Ministry of Defence placed its order for the procurement and support of 48 F-35 aircraft in 2001, the total approved budget for the UK F-35 programme was £9.1 billion out to 2026-27. The programme remains within its budget. F-35 aircraft are procured in lots, the costs of which are individually negotiated by the F-35 Joint Program Office on behalf of the partner nations. The UK's...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Safety Measures (4 Feb 2019)

Stuart Andrew: The safety of the F-35 air system is a primary requirement for the UK programme. At the time the F-35 undertook initial certification with the Military Aviation Authority, Def Stan 00-970 Part 13, sub-para 1.1.9.1 was not applicable. The UK is, however, working with the US to develop an automated Air Collision Avoidance System for the F-35. Prior to this integration, we remain fully confident...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aircraft and Trident Missiles: Procurement (12 Jul 2022)

Jeremy Quin: The position in respect of these programmes is as follows: F-35B Lightning: The F-35 programme is managed through a US Government F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) based in the USA. The F-35 JPO places all of its contracts under US law and US federal acquisition rules and regulations. Consequently, all of the JPO's contracts are denominated in US dollars and the UK makes its payments to the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (4 Dec 2017)

Earl Howe: On behalf of all the F-35 partner nations, the United States Joint Program Office negotiates the price and delivery targets for all F-35 aircraft with its suppliers. The UK, in turn, discusses its own F-35 delivery dates with the Joint Program Office.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (6 Feb 2018)

Earl Howe: Support for all F-35 aircraft is being developed and established by the US-based F-35 Joint Program Office, through the Global Support Solution. This will service all F-35 partner nations, including the UK. Support contracts will therefore be denominated in US dollars.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (3 Nov 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The UK F-35 programme is on track to reach initial operating capability by the end of 2018. All F-35 aircraft are owned and operated by the RAF, but are manned by both RAF and Royal Navy personnel. The programme is currently operating within its cost approvals, for both initial procurement and support. The current estimate for F-35 support costs from 2006-2020 is £1.2 billion. This is for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Turkey: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (25 Jul 2019)

Earl Howe: We are disappointed that Turkey has chosen to acquire the Russian S-400 air defence system. We will continue to discuss our concerns with Turkey as a valued NATO Ally and we remain committed to our strategic partnership. Our officials are in on going discussions with the F-35 Joint Programme Office and F-35 partners on the impact of Turkey's suspension from the F-35 programme.


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