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Japan secures cost cuts on US F-35 fighter jet programme

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A US Air Force handout photo shows a US Marine F-35 Lightning II taking off at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.

Tokyo

TOKYO has secured cost cuts on support equipment for its next batch of six US F-35 stealth fighter aircraft of around US$100 million, according to sources and Japanese budget papers, on top of savings being finalised for all buyers of the high-tech jets.

The deal represents a

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