Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 30th November 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to bring all delivered F-35Bs to the same software standard.

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

All F-35B aircraft software is updated bi-annually through a regular planned programme of software loads.

To ensure maximum operational availability, maintenance activity required to update each software load is staggered across the available fleet; this transition period is pre-determined and monitored.

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