First Japanese F-35 Emerges From MHI’s Assembly Plant

Credit: Lockheed Martin
It is a far cry from the early 1970s, when Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) built about 20 F-4 Phantoms a year, but the company has rolled out the first of 38 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightnings scheduled for local assembly. The fighter, put together at Nagoya, Japan, follows four F-35s that Lockheed...
Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett covered China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian.

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