Potential F-35 Cutbacks Prompt Questions from UK Lawmakers

Reviews have committed the UK to 138 F-35s over the lifetime of the program but no aircraft beyond the first 48 have been budgeted for.
Credit: RAF
LONDON—The UK Parliamentary Defense Committee has written to the government over concerns that the UK may not buy its full complement of Lockheed Martin F-35 combat aircraft. The letter from committee chairman Tobias Ellwood to defense procurement minister Jeremy Quin, sent Aug. 26, emerged as...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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