CORRECTED-Finmeccanica chosen for $1-bln jet order -source

Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:08am EST

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LONDON Feb 16 (Reuters) - Finmeccanica's Alenia Aermacchi unit was chosen by Israel to supply 30 M-346 Master training jets worth about $1 billion, said a source familiar with the matter.

No further details were given. (Reporting By Paolo Biondi, writing by Steve Scherer)