Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 21st March 2016.

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Photo of Lord Moonie Lord Moonie Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the radar control for the UK’s F-35 Lightning II fighters operate using software version block 4, and whether it will be available in time for initial operating capability.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

The radar control for F-35B Lightning II aircraft operates with all software versions, which continue to be developed. We remain on track to deliver our initial operating capability from land in 2018 and from our aircraft carriers in 2020.

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