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Armed Forces: Joint Strike Fighter

Volume 688: debated on Tuesday 9 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In what respects the memorandum of understanding with the Government of the United States relating to further stages of the development and production of the Joint Strike Fighter as a Tier I partner in the project differs from similar memoranda signed by the Government of the United States with other, lower tier, participants. [HL854]

The production sustainment and follow-on development MoU (PSFD MoU) is a multilateral document setting out the through-life arrangements for the purchase, support and upgrade of the Joint Strike Fighter and is common to all participants. The UK's specific requirements are listed in the bilateral supplement which is a classified annex to the PSFD MoU.