Local Content In Japanese F-35s Behind Target

Credit: F-35: Lockheed Martin
BEIJING—Early Japanese F-35s are not meeting targets for local content, the government’s Board of Audit says. A lack of material from the U.S. prevented Mitsubishi Electric and IHI Corp. from supplying any parts for Japan’s first two F-35s, the board found. The next four, of a total of 42 programmed...
Bradley Perrett

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

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