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ITALY TO PURCHASE 12 AV-8B HARRIER II PLUS AIRCRAFT WITH McDONNELL DOUGLAS AS PRIME CONTRACTOR

 ITALY TO PURCHASE 12 AV-8B HARRIER II PLUS AIRCRAFT
 WITH McDONNELL DOUGLAS AS PRIME CONTRACTOR
 ST. LOUIS, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The government of Italy has notified the U.S. government that it intends to execute a contract option to purchase 13 AV-8B Harrier II Plus aircraft.
 The notification is a prerequisite to a final procurement contract, which will be issued no later than Oct. 31, 1992 and signals the first international sale of the latest version of the Harrier -- the radar-equipped Harrier II Plus. The aircraft will be built with McDonnell Douglas as the prime contractor and Italian industry performing final assembly and ramp operations.
 "With the initiation of the production of the Italian navy aircraft we enter a new and expanded phase of international cooperation," said Patrick Finneran, AV-8 program manager at McDonnell Douglas.
 The Harrier II Plus is the result of collaborative development efforts among the United States, Italy and Spain. In 1990, the three countries teamed to integrate the Hughes APG-65 radar into the AV-8B Harrier II, which is flown by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Italian and Spanish navies and the Royal Air Force. Italy currently has two TAV-8B Harrier trainer aircraft that are being used to prepare Italian naval aviators to fly Italy's future fleet of Harrier II Plus. The trainers are the first fixed-wing aircraft to be flown by the Italian navy since 1923.
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 /CONTACT: Janet Lockwood of McDonnell Aircraft, 314-232-1520/
 (MD) CO: McDonnell Aircraft Co. ST: Missouri IN: AIR SU: CON


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