Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Defence written question – answered on 21st July 2014.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the Lightning II's Onboard Inert Gas Generation System to be certified.

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

The Lightning II Onboard Inert Gas Generation System has already been certified to fly under a Military Flight Test Permit; this is an initial certification. Full certification will take place in mid 2016 when the aircraft transitions from a Military Flight Test Permit to a Release to Service clearance.

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