Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 22nd July 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK F-35 pilots have been converted to the F-35 through training establishments in the (a) UK and (b) US in (i) 2018-19 and (ii) 2019-20.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

In Financial Year 2018-19, 14 UK F-35 pilots were trained in the United States; whilst in Financial Year 2019-20, six UK F-35 pilot were trained in the United States. No pilots completed their training in the UK within the years requested.

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