Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 10th March 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2020 to Question 18620, what the £421 million allocated to infrastructure and maintenance of the F-35 was spent on.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Of the £421 million spent on the Defence estate to allow for the delivery and facilitation of maintenance of the F-35B, £150 million has been spent on facilities delivered by Defence Equipment & Support, including the Integrated Test Centre, Lightning Operations Centre and the Maintenance and Finishing Facility. The remaining £271 million accounts for work and facility upgrades overseen by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, including 617 and 207 Squadron related infrastructure.

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