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U.S. F-35s successfully conduct test operation on JS Izumo

  • October 6, 2021
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Yomiuri wrote that the Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday that U.S. Marine Corps F-35B fighter jets belonging to MCAS Iwakuni successfully conducted a landing and take-off test on the JS Izumo in waters off Shikoku on Sunday. The ministry conducted the test in preparation for the ASDF’s deployment of F-35Bs by fiscal 2023. Defense Minister Kishi told reporters on Tuesday that the test operation demonstrated the close cooperation between the United States and Japan. Sankei and Mainichi ran similar reports.

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