Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 2nd November 2017.

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Photo of Douglas Chapman Douglas Chapman Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence Procurement)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial assumptions his Department has made on the cost of (a) spare parts, (b) software upgrades and (c) logistics support for the F-35 programme; and whether those costs are borne by his Department or the supplier for that programme.

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

The costs of F-35 spares, software upgrades, and logistic support are included within the Department's financial planning assumptions for the F-35 programme. The F-35 Joint Program Office procures all of these elements on behalf the F-35 Partner Nations.

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