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...

Subscription Required


Potential F-35 Cutbacks Prompt Questions from UK Lawmakers is published in Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) Market Briefing and is included with your AWIN membership.

Already a member of AWIN or subscribe to Aerospace Daily & Defense Report through your company? Login with your existing email and password.

Not a member?  Learn how you can access the market intelligence and data you need to stay abreast of what's happening in the aerospace and defense community.