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Foa And Jast Programmes

Volume 264: debated on Friday 20 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of possible conflict between the FOA and JAST programmes. [37799]

[holding answer 19 October 1995]: Work is in progress to define our requirement for a future offensive aircraft—FOA—for the Royal Air Force. JAST—joint advanced strike technology—is a US programme to develop a family of common-based aircraft for the US services. There is no conflict between the two programmes.