Blair said to fail to win over Bush on F-35 engine


By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair has failed to get U.S. President George W. Bush to save a multibillion-dollar engine-development contract for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the world's costliest warplane project, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The idea had been to offer a choice of engines for the first F-35s -- which are being built in three versions to replace a wide range of other U.S. and foreign fighters. One engine is ...

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