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F-35s to be stationed at Iwakuni from January

  • August 20, 2016
  • , Yomiuri
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Saturday morning’s Yomiuri reported on the disclosure by a GOJ source that a total of 16 USAF F-35s will be deployed at MCAS Iwakuni next year. Ten planes will arrive there in January and the six others will be deployed in August 2017. The deployment of the state-of-the-art stealth fighters is meant to enhance deterrence against China and North Korea.

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