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GOJ mulls using Mageshima for ASDF training

  • March 28, 2019
  • , Mainichi
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Mainichi wrote that the GOJ is studying the idea of allowing the ASDF to conduct short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) training for its F-35B aircraft on Mageshima in Kagoshima Prefecture, which is a candidate site for U.S. aircraft carrier field carrier landing practice. The paper speculated that the idea is intended to deflect criticism of the increased cost of purchasing the island by emphasizing that it will be used by the SDF as well as the U.S. military.

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