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As coronavirus rages, Italian F-35 plant to reopen tomorrow after precautionary cleaning

Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Valerie Insinna  |  March 17, 2020  |  Defense News


WASHINGTON — The F-35 final assembly and checkout plant in Cameri, Italy, will reopen Wednesday after a two-day temporary shutdown meant to help prevent the further spread of the new coronavirus.

According to a source with knowledge of the fighter jet program, the Cameri-based facility was closed on March 16 and 17 for “deep cleaning and sanitation" as a precautionary move to prevent the spread of the novel strain of coronavirus — also known as COVID-19 — that has propagated worldwide. The plant is run by Italian defense conglomerate Leonardo. READ MORE...

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