The Japanese Ministry of Defense has proposed making an initial order for Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightnings in the coming fiscal year, adding six aircraft of that variant to three of the F-35A version that it also wants to put under contract. Publishing its proposed request for the year beginning April 1, 2020, the ministry is also seeking development of a standoff jammer based on the Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) C-2 airlifter. The proposed defense budget is ¥5.32 trillion ($500 ...


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