Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft:Written question - HL5343

Asked on: 08 February 2017
Ministry of Defence
Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of the US about the future of the F35 programme, following comments made by President Trump about the viability of the programme.
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Answered by: Earl Howe
Answered on: 16 February 2017

The Ministry of Defence is in regular discussion with its counterparts in the United States' Government about all aspects of the F-35 programme. The United Kingdom welcomes the recently announced reductions in programme costs and remains fully committed to the delivery of F-35 capability as announced in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review.

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