Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 10th June 2015.

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Photo of Douglas Chapman Douglas Chapman Scottish National Party, Dunfermline and West Fife

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Joint Strike Fighter F-35s are allowed to use (a) night vision and (b) the distributed aperture system when landing on an aircraft carrier at night.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Defence Procurement)

The F-35 night vision and distributed aperture system capabilities are still under developmental test and have not been cleared for operational use by the US or any other F-35 partner nation when landing on a carrier at night.

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