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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 115-02
June 14, 2002

U.S., Netherlands to Exchange Joint Strike Fighter Agreements

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics E.C. "Pete" Aldridge Jr. and Netherlands Secretary of State for Defense Henk A.L. van Hoof will exchange signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) documents on Monday, June 17, 2002, at 11 a.m. EDT in Pentagon Room 3E869. This exchange permits the Netherlands to participation in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase.

The Netherlands will invest $800 million [ 848 million] in the SDD effort. The Netherlands has been part of the JSF program since 1997.

Media without a Pentagon building passes that wish to cover this event need to be at the River Entrance guard house on Boundary Channel Drive no later than 10:30 a.m. EDT on the morning of this event.