F-35: The verdict is in


Tags: fighter

Andrew Elwell
05/10/2012

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has finally announced that the UK will be reverting to the jump-jet F-35B variant of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme after costs to modify the Queen Elizabeth-class (QEC) carriers for the F-35C fighter jet began to spiral. "The 2010 SDSR decision on carriers was right at the time, but the facts have changed and therefore so too must our approach," said Hammond in a statement to parliament this morning. "This Government will not blindly pursue proj...
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