Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Defence written question – answered on 12th November 2010.

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Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth Labour, Coventry North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 4 November 2010, Official Report, column 953W, on the joint strike fighter aircraft, what views his US counterpart expressed on the decision not to purchase the short take-off and vertical landing variant of the F35 aircraft.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The United States Department of Defense has been supportive of the UK Strategic Defence and Security Review. However, it is not the practice of the Government to make public the details of all discussions with foreign Governments as this could prejudice international relations.

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