Lockheed: F-35 may be chance for Japan defence contractors to go global

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TOKYO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Japanese defence contractors, including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, could become global suppliers to the F-35 stealth fighter programme if Japan's government decides to ease a decades-old ban on exports of military equipment, an official at Lockheed Martin said. "The Japanese aerospace industry is world class, so if there was a relaxation (of the export ban) it would be very logical for them to have the opportunity and indeed it would be a very good opportunity to ...

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