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Defense Ministry mulls expansion of fighter units

  • January 21, 2018
  • , Sankei
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Sunday’s Sankei led with a report claiming that the Ministry of Defense is studying the idea of expanding the number of ASDF fighter units from the current 12 to 14. The paper wrote that the idea includes adding a new F-35A unit to Misawa Air Base in Aomori Prefecture. The paper speculated that if Japan decides to deploy another unit at Nyutabaru Air Base in Miyazaki Prefecture, it may consider introducing F-35Bs.

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