Japan Calls For STOVL Fighters, Plan For 42 F-35Bs Reported

Credit: F-35B: USMC
BEIJING—A national security meeting of Japan’s ruling party has called for the acquisition of shipboard fighters capable of short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL), as a newspaper reports that substantial orders are planned for the version of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning that has that...

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