Japan is considering boosting its order for Lockheed Martin F-35s beyond the 42 units it decided to buy in 2011, eyeing the type as a replacement for some of its Boeing F-15s. Defense ministry officials justify the possible further purchase by citing likely drops in acquisition costs as F-35 production proceeds, even though such a phenomenon is normal for any program supplied under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales process and could have been expected in 2011. "After watching future price ...

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