Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 19th May 2022.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many F-35 jets his Department has ordered as of 12 May 2022.

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

48 Lightning aircraft are on contract. We have made provision to buy additional aircraft, and our planning assumption is that we will purchase additional Lightning aircraft, but this remains subject to negotiation.

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