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The United States is making final arrangements with Japan for both parties to sign a contract next month for Tokyo’s purchase of four F-35 stealth fighters, a top U.S. Navy officer indicated Tuesday.

Vice Adm. David Venlet signalled this at a hearing of the Senate Armed Service Committee’s Subcommittee on Airland. Japan wants the four F-35s delivered in fiscal 2016.

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