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U.S., Japan hold joint drill involving F-35s for first time

  • March 16, 2022
  • , Sankei
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Sankei wrote that the ASDF announced on Tuesday that it conducted its first joint exercise with the U.S. Air Force involving F-35A stealth fighter jets from both nations on March 10. The training was conducted west of Misawa Air Base in Aomori Prefecture and involved four F-35As from Japan and four from the United States. The paper speculated that the drill was aimed at demonstrating the unity between the two nations amid the Russian military’s increasing activities in the vicinity of Japan.

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