Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 28 March 2017.

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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, with reference to figure 9, page 33 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering Carrier Strike, published on 16 March 2017, whether that figure accurately depicts departmental estimates of the expected number of Lightning II jets in the UK fleet.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Figure 9, page 33 of the National Audit Office report currently reflects the total number of UK F-35 Lightning aircraft to be delivered by 2026. The exact year-to-year buy profile remains subject to contract negotiation to ensure the best value for money for the Department.

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