The UK Ministry of Defence says that Britain is confident it will receive the vital software code for the F-35.
December 7: News agency Reuters has been sent a statement from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) saying that Britain is confident it will receive the vital software code for the F-35 Lightning II, despite the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme’s head of international affairs recent announcement saying that no US partner would get it.
“The JSF is progressing well and the UK currently has the data needed at this stage of the programme, and is confident that in future we will continue to receive the data needed to ensure that our requirements for operational sovereignty will be met,” the MoD said in the statement. “This remains the basis of the agreements reached with the US in 2006.”
Meanwhile testing of the F-35 continues in the US, with the F-35B expected to make its first vertical landing before the end of the month.