Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Conservative, Rayleigh and Wickford

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse is of (a) the F-35 programme and (b) each F-35 aircraft.

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

The price of an F-35B from Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 11 which comprises the last finalised contract is $115 million. This covers airframe and engine cost and represents a 24% price reduction from our first aircraft ordered. We expect this downward trend to continue in future lots.

Costs of the overall Lightning Programme are set out in the Ministry of Defence Government Major Projects Portfolio data, 2019, which is available in the Library of the House.

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