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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 019-02
February 06, 2002

U.S., Canada to Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Strike Fighter

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Edward C. "Pete" Aldridge, Jr. and his Canadian counterpart Assistant Deputy Minister for Materiel Alan Williams will sign a memorandum of understanding committing Canada to participate in the Joint Strike Fighter System Development and Demonstration phase. The signing takes place Thursday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. EST in Room 3E869 Pentagon.

Media without Pentagon press credentials must be at the River Entrance no later than 1:30 p.m. Media with questions can call Cheryl Irwin in DoD public affairs at (703) 697-5331.