Japan’s expected order for the Lockheed Martin F-35 is likely to result in sales of more than just the 42 fighters that industry officials anticipate Tokyo will buy. South Korea closely watches Japanese defense procurements. A Japanese order for F-35s, especially if followed promptly by one from South Korea, would bolster early demand for the stealth fighter, potentially offsetting reductions in purchases by other customers, such as the U.S. and cash-strapped European countries. ...


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