2014年04月10日

Japan sets out plans to become regional F-35 maintenance hub

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Japan sets out plans to become regional F-35 maintenance hub

Kosuke Takahashi, Tokyo and Jon Grevatt, Bangkok and James Hardy, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

08 April 2014

Japan and the United States are considering establishing a regional depot in Japan for Asia-Pacific based users of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter, a Japanese Ministry of Defence (MoD) official told IHS Jane's on 8 April.

The move to host a maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) facility in Japan follows the 1 April decision by Japan's cabinet to approve new guidelines on defence equipment exports.

A draft outline of the MoD's strategy on F-35 sustainment, which has been obtained by IHS Jane's , says it will work to co-ordinate with relevant countries to establish a regional MRO facility in Japan.

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