Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th March 2015.

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Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of each Sea Lightning will be built in the United Kingdom by BAE Systems and other British contractors.

Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The F-35 Programme is not developing a Sea Lightning. It is only developing the F-35 A, B and C, which is designated Lightning II by the UK. British contractors produce approximately 15% by value of each Lightning II aircraft.

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