Japan Programs 105 More F-35s, Including STOVLs

Credit: F-35B: USMC
BEIJING—Japan has programmed the acquisition of a further 105 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightnings, including F-35Bs for operation from converted helicopter carriers. As an initial move toward the larger F-35 force, Japan will buy 45 aircraft of the type in the five fiscal years beginning April 1, 2019...
Bradley Perrett

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

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