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Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 11th May 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what savings measures his Department has undertaken to reduce the complete costs of the UK's F-35b fleet from £9.134 billion to £8.538 billion.

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

The reduction in cost has resulted from measures taken throughout the programme to reduce aircraft procurement and flying costs. The UK continues to work closely with our partner nations, as part of the US-led F-35 global programme, to identify efficiencies and drive down programme costs.

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