Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 28th 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, what the UK-specific software programming is for the F-35B Lightning II programme, as detailed in paragraph 3.4, page 38 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering Carrier Strike, published on 16 March 2017.

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

The UK specific software programming referred to the in para 3.4, p38 of the National Audit Office report, Delivering Carrier Strike, published on 16 March 2017 refers to Mission Data Load software required by each F-35 Lightning that is pertinent to each theatre of operations. This is in accordance with how we routinely operate our combat aircraft. The UK will provide the Mission Data Load software for its own F-35 Lightning from the reprogramming laboratory it shares with Australia.

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