GENOA, Italy — The Italian ministry of defense is increasing the pressure on both the U.S. government and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter prime contractor Lockheed Martin to win better terms for technology transfer and local industry involvement. Guido Crosetto, the undersecretary of defense charged with crafting the deal, says he is confident negotiations will conclude “within two to three months.” During hearings before an Italian defense committee, Crosetto said bluntly that so far the ...

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