ASDF to Deploy F-35 at Misawa Base In Late January
(Source: NHK World; posted Jan 20, 2018)
Japan's Air Self-Defense Force says it will deploy an F-35 stealth fighter later this month at its Misawa base in Aomori Prefecture, northeastern Japan.

It is the first of 42 F-35s to be delivered to the country. The advanced aircraft is Japan's next-generation mainstay fighter under a Defense Ministry plan.

The F-35 was jointly developed by the United States and 8 other countries. Its stealth capabilities make it difficult to detect by radar.

Each aircraft costs about 135 million dollars. (end of excerpt)


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