Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Defence written question – answered on 19th November 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how the capabilities of the F-35 joint strike fighter will differ from those of the Harrier.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is a fifth-generation aircraft that represents a step change in capability compared to the third generation Harrier. Unlike the Harrier, it is an all-weather stealth aircraft with an autonomous intelligence-gathering capability, and it has significantly greater range and speed. It can also carry a larger payload of more advanced weapons than the Harrier.

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