Military Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 21st October 2021.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has plans to certify rotary aircraft to transport F135 engines to Carrier Strike Group.

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

The Joint Air Delivery Test and Evaluation Unit has certified the F-35 engine to be carried as an external load beneath the Chinook helicopter, which can operate from the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers.

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