European Fighter Aircraft and Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Weapons

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Mark Menzies Mark Menzies Conservative, Fylde

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for the Typhoon and F-35 to deliver the full spectrum of weapons capabilities currently provided by Tornado; and what plans he has to fill the capability gap in the meantime.

Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

There will be no capability gap when Tornado retires from service in March 2019. The timetable to deliver the full spectrum of weapons capabilities currently provided by Tornado to other platforms was completed on time and on budget in 2018.

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