Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft:Written question - 7067

Q
Asked by Andrew Gwynne
(Denton and Reddish)
Asked on: 14 July 2015
Ministry of Defence
Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2015 to Question 3169, how many of the eight aircraft that have been ordered are necessary to meet the threshold for initial operating capability.
A
Answered by: Mr Philip Dunne
Answered on: 20 July 2015

Of the eight F-35B aircraft that the UK has so far ordered, three will undertake operational test and evaluation flying. The remaining five will contribute to the Initial Operating Capability.

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