Military Aircraft: Procurement

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

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the depreciation in the value of sterling has affected the projected procurement numbers of (a) F-35 fighter jets, (b) P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft and (c) Boeing Apache attack helicopters.

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

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) centrally manages the impact of variations in foreign exchange rates as part of the routine financial management of the defence programme. The foreign currency arrangements in place will limit the impact from the current foreign exchange position and any further considerations will be dealt with as part of the MOD's annual planning cycle.

This has not affected the projected procurement numbers of the aircraft listed.

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