HC Deb 20 October 1995 vol 264 c386W
Dr. David Clark

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

Mr. Arbuthnot

[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.