Once again, the future of aerospace/defense transatlantic collaboration is in danger as the Joint Strike Fighter program approaches a new round of multinational negotiations scheduled for early this month. A senior U.S. Defense Dept. official is leaning toward cancellation of the Air Force version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (the conventional takeoff and landing aircraft)--a move that effectively would make a mockery of the basic principles governing transatlantic joint ventures. ...

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