Japan Formally Selects F-35B As Future STOVL Fighter

Credit: Lockheed Martin
TAIPEI—Japan has formally selected the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning for an acquisition program for 42 short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing (STOVL) fighters, going through the motions of acquisition procedures even though it had no alternative. The selection opens the way for a possible F-35B order...

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