LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's air chief Stephen Hillier said the country wants to maintain a leadership position in fighter jet technology.
Britain is currently considering its future combat air strategy, and the government said in February it will provide a further update on it at some point this summer.
Hillier, whose full title is air chief marshal, was speaking at a conference in London.
That comes after France said it would take the lead in the development of a next generation combat jet with Germany under an agreement the two governments signed in June.
(Reporting by Andrea Shalal, writing by Sarah Young; editing by Kate Holton)