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Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 16th February 2017.

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Photo of Lord Campbell of Pittenweem Lord Campbell of Pittenweem Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of the US about the future of the F35 programme, following comments made by President Trump about the viability of the programme.

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

The Ministry of Defence is in regular discussion with its counterparts in the United States' Government about all aspects of the F-35 programme. The United Kingdom welcomes the recently announced reductions in programme costs and remains fully committed to the delivery of F-35 capability as announced in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review.

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