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Mitsubishi taps F-15 specialist to pull SpaceJet out of tailspin

Fighter jet specialist inherits six-time delayed project with half the staff

Mitsubishi Aircraft's new development chief, Yasuhiko Kawaguchi, has an extensive resume involving defense equipment, including an update to the F-15 fighter jet. (Photo courtesy of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force)

TOKYO -- Just days before being named the development chief for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' embattled SpaceJet project, veteran engineer Yasuhiko Kawaguchi was seen making the rounds at government agencies in the capital.

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