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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 119-02
June 21, 2002

United States and Italy to Sign Joint Strike Fighter Agreement

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics E.C. "Pete" Aldridge Jr. and Secretary General of Defense and National Armaments Director Adm. Giampaolo Di Paola of Italy will sign a memorandum of understanding Monday, June 24, 2002 at noon EDT in Pentagon Room 3E869. This signing commits Italy to participation in the Joint Strike Fighter system development and demonstration phase.

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 11:30 a.m. on the morning of this event.

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