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** FILE ** Jean Lyndon-Rodgers (left), president of GE Aviation, and Mark Rhodes, senior vice president of Rolls- Royce, stand near the F-136 jet engine in Evendale, Ohio, in October 2009. The alternative engine is "unnecessary" and may harm the Joint Strike Fighter program, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said then.

** FILE ** Jean Lyndon-Rodgers (left), president of GE Aviation, and Mark Rhodes, senior vice president of Rolls- Royce, stand near the F-136 jet engine in Evendale, Ohio, in October 2009. The alternative engine is "unnecessary" and may harm the Joint Strike Fighter program, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said then.

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