Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Spare Parts

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

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the lack of spare parts for the F-35 does not affect future flying hours of the aircraft.

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

Logistic and technical support for the UK F-35 fleet is delivered through the US F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) Global Support Solution. This continues to provide the required levels of support to the UK's F-35 Lightning fleet. The availability of spare parts and technical advice remains constant and within agreed and contracted target levels.

The JPO continues to forecast no impact from the Covid-19 pandemic on its ability to support the worldwide F-35 fleet.

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