CASELLE, Italy — The Italian government and Alenia Aeronautica are in negotiations on how to finance the domestic F-35 final assembly and checkout (FACO) facility in light of fiscal belt-tightening brought on by the global recession. Details must be finalized by January to maintain the schedule of delivering the first F-35 assembled at the Cameri Air Base, Italy, facility by 2014, says Giovanni Bertolone, chief executive officer of Alenia Aeronautica. The facility is to be government ...


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