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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Guided Weapons (25 Mar 2019)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timeframe is for the completion of the integration of the F-35 fleet's MBDA Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile and SPEAR precision surface attack missile.

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Update on Defence Prosperity Programme (14 Mar 2019)

Gavin Williamson: Ministry of Defence (MOD) direct spending with industry supports 115,000 jobs throughout the UK. Our investment in training benefits both defence and the wider UK economy. The Armed Forces are one of the largest apprenticeship providers with over 20,000 personnel on our apprenticeship programme. Each year several thousand people leave the Armed Forces and help to fill skilled professional or...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement (4 Mar 2019)

Stuart Andrew: The 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 carrier capable F-35B, of which 17 have been delivered so far. Decisions on subsequent tranches of Lightning will be taken at the appropriate time.

Health and Social Care Committee: Carrier Strike Strategy (28 Feb 2019)

Mark Lancaster: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Graham. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Robert Courts) on securing this important and timely debate. It has been a good-natured and collegial debate. We can certainly agree on two things: we are all delighted that the age of carrier strike has returned and that the Treasury is the enemy. A number of colleagues have...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Testing (19 Feb 2019)

Stuart Andrew: The F-35 programme is still developing the future F-35 Operational Test and Evaluation plan and our contribution has yet to be established.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Procurement (19 Feb 2019)

Stuart Andrew: The role of the US Director Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) is to provide independent analysis and make recommendations on US defense programmes. We have a strong relationship with DOT&E and we actively share approaches to develop effective and efficient solutions to some of our common challenges. The Ministry of Defence regularly engages with the Department for Defense on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: RAF Marham: Tornado and F35 (18 Feb 2019)

Henry Bellingham: What plans he has to visit RAF Marham to discuss the reduction in the size of the Tornado fleet and the introduction of the F-35; and if will he make a statement.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aircraft (14 Feb 2019)

Earl Howe: The F-35 is at the beginning of its service life and is the most effective and developed aircraft capable of Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carrier operations. The combat air acquisition programme is looking at the replacement of Typhoon's capabilities and any new combat air system will need to be interoperable with the Carrier Enabled Power Projection (CEPP) programme. The concept...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: European Fighter Aircraft and Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Weapons (13 Feb 2019)

Mark Menzies: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for the Typhoon and F-35 to deliver the full spectrum of weapons capabilities currently provided by Tornado; and what plans he has to fill the capability gap in the meantime.

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.

RAF Scampton and the Red Arrows — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (5 Feb 2019)

Tobias Ellwood: I will not answer those questions here because, with respect, this is the debate of my right hon. Friend the Member for Gainsborough. I will write to my hon. Friend the Member for Sleaford and North Hykeham (Dr Johnson) with the answers. On the Red Arrows and Lincolnshire, I have had the good fortune to visit many of the bases. I was in RAF Marham on Thursday, which is to be the home of the...

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...

Trade Bill - Committee (1st Day) (21 Jan 2019)

Lord Davies of Stamford: ...debate with great interest, but I am worried that the House may be making a technical mistake that could have wider implications. With the best intentions in mind, many noble Lords have spoken in favour of the suggestion to place quotas on companies to do with the beneficiaries of public procurement for the portion of the contract supplied by small businesses. It has been said that the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (21 Jan 2019)

Lord West of Spithead: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to order only carrier capable F-35 aircraft.

Leaving the EU: RAF Centenary (26 Nov 2018)

Wayne David: It gives me great pleasure to respond to this excellent and on numerous occasions very moving debate, and to join colleagues in acknowledging and celebrating 100 years of the RAF, the world’s first independent air force. I am also pleased to echo what the Secretary of State said about Sir Stephen Hillier’s leadership generally of the RAF and about his consummate skill in organising the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (20 Nov 2018)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to make a decision on the final composition of the UK's Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning force.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (20 Nov 2018)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK's planned total fleet of F-35 aircraft will be certified to operate from austere forward locations.

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...

Trident - Question (25 Oct 2018)

Lord Houghton of Richmond: My Lords, I would never publicly question the utility to our defence of the nuclear deterrent, nor the carrier programme, nor the F-35 programme. But it is eminently clear to me that for several years now, the balance of the conventional forces has been used as the financial regulator in order to afford these programmes. Does the noble Earl not agree that, unless the whole of the defence...


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