2014年06月27日

Japan to station first F-35s at Misawa Air Base

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Japan to station first F-35s at Misawa Air Base

Kosuke Takahashi, Tokyo - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

25 June 2014

Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera has announced that the first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters to enter Japanese service will be based at Misawa Air Base (AB) in northern Japan.

Onodera said on 25 June that the first four F-35s will be deployed to the base during fiscal year 2017 (FY17), with around 20 of the aircraft eventually stationed there.

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force plans to acquire 28 F-35A conventional take-off and landing aircraft in the next five years, according to the Mid-Term Defense Program (FY14-18) that was adopted in December 2013, with a total of 42 eventually planned.

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