Armed Forces: F35 Aircraft

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th November 2008.

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asked Her Majesty's Government:

What United Kingdom-mandated systems will be fitted to F-35 aircraft for United Kingdom use; and what are the additional costs of qualifying such equipment.

Photo of Baroness Taylor of Bolton Baroness Taylor of Bolton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (International Defence and Security), Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (International Defence and Security) (also in Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

UK specific requirements for JSF are contained within the expenditure approved in 2001 for the UK's participation in the JSF system development and demonstration phase. As well as ensuring that JSF is fully integrated with key UK platforms such as CVF, UK specific requirements embedded in JSF include ASRAAM and Paveway IV.

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