U.S., U.K. Sign Joint Strike Fighter Agreement

By Dan Dupont, David Smalley / January 17, 2001 at 5:00 AM
Deputy Defense Secretary Rudy de Leon and his British counterpart today signed a memorandum of understanding governing U.S.-U.K. cooperation on the Joint Strike Fighter program. As part of the agreement, the United Kingdom has agreed to provide another $2 billion to the JSF effort, further strengthening its chances of survival in the new administration. Earlier this week, Defense Secretary William Cohen and the U.K. secretary of state for defense, Geoffrey Hoon, exchanged letters solidifying their plans to jointly "attain" an...

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