Japan Expands F-35 Acquisition To 147 Aircraft

Credit: U.S. Missile Defense Agency
Japan is adding 105 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightnings to its fighter acquisition program, while also upgrading Boeing F-15s and buying aircraft that probably will renew the country’s tanker and airborne-early-warning (AEW) fleets. The defense ministry’s Medium Term Defense Plan, issued on Dec. 18...
Bradley Perrett

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

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