Japanese Eagles Head For Upgrade, More F-35s In Prospect

Credit: Japan Defense Ministry
The shape of the future Japanese fighter force is coming into view. About half of the country’s 201 Boeing F-15 Eagles appear to be scheduled for a heavy upgrade, while Tokyo reportedly plans to buy 100 more Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightnings to replace the others. Boeing and the U.S. government have...
Bradley Perrett

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

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