European Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 1st March 2021.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2021 to Question 153143 on Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement, if he will publish those criteria.

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

With regard to the F-35 Lift System, Rolls Royce considered their UK supply base in estimating the proportion of the Lift System manufactured in the UK. This contributes to the overall UK content of the F-35 Air System. This assessment reflects that the UK Defence Industry is defined as embracing all suppliers, including both UK and foreign owned companies, that create value, employment, technology or intellectual assets in the UK.

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