Italy, Turkey to service F-35 jet, engine in Europe-Pentagon

December 11, 2014 6:05 PM

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Italy, Turkey to service F-35 jet, engine in Europe-Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department on Thursday said it had chosen Italy to provide initial heavy maintenance of Lockheed Martin Corp's (LMT.N) F-35 fighter jet in Europe from 2018, and Turkey to provide initial heavy maintenance for the jet's engines in the region.

Air Force Lieutenant General Chris Bogdan said the decision followed months of reviews and discussions. He said Britain would provide backup maintenance for the plane's airframe as needed.

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