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First F-35 to be delivered in October

  • July 23, 2016
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Saturday morning’s Asahi reported that ASDF chief Sugiyama disclosed at a press briefing on Friday that the first Lockheed Martin F-35, which was chosen as the ASDF’s next-generation fighter, will be delivered to Japan in October. According to the ASDF, Japan will introduce 42 F-35s to replace its F-4s, and four of them are scheduled for delivery during the current fiscal year. The delivery of the remaining 38 planes will begin in FY2017. The F-35 is scheduled for deployment to Misawa AB this year.

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