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Defence written question – answered on 30th April 2012.

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Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence

(1) how long it takes to train an individual to operate STOVL aircraft;

(2) how much it costs to train an individual to operate STOVL aircraft.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

holding answer 26 April 2012

The F-35 training syllabus and delivery method has not yet been finalised. Therefore the length of time and associated cost to train an individual to operate Joint Strike Fighter aircraft is not quantifiable at this time.

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