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Japan eyes F-35B to defend remote isles

Japan is considering operating F-35B fighter jets from around fiscal 2026, in an effort to utilise airports on remote islands and thereby improve the nation’s capability to defend the isles. Considered the most advanced stealth fighters, F-35Bs are currently operated by the US military based…

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Japan Deploys First F-35A Stealth Fighter

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) has deployed its first F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation stealth fighter jet, the conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) variant of the aircraft, at Misawa Air Base in Aomori Prefecture in the northernmost part of Honshu on January 26, Japan’s Ministry…

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F-35 arrivals propel Norwegian air force modernisation

The Royal Norwegian Air Force has conducted its first domestic flights with the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II, after a trio of the fifth-generation type touched down at its Ørland air base early this month. Oslo’s lead arrivals from an eventually 52-strong fleet of the…

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Air Force F-35s Will Deploy to Asia in November

Days after the F-35A Lightning II touched down in Seoul, South Korea, for the International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition, known as Seoul ADEX 2017, the Air Force announced it plans to deploy a dozen of the Joint Strike Fighters to Japan next month. Pacific Air Forces on Monday said approximately 300…

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North Korea will be surrounded by nuclear-capable F-35s by 2021

While North Korea feverishly works to perfect intercontinental ballistic missile technology, the US and its allies are putting the finishing touches on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that will soon be patrolling the Pacific. Japan and South Korea, the US’s principal allies the region, will both deploy over…

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China and Russia stealth fighters don’t stand a chance

China’s recent military parade included several new weapons systems and a flyover by the J-20, a stealth jet that many think incorporates stealth technology stolen from the US into a design built to destroy weak links in the US Air Force. Russia has also been…

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