Tag: japan

F-35 Put Through its Paces in First Asia-Pacific Deployment

Look at the skies above Kadena Air Base on the Japanese island of Okinawa and twice daily you’ll get a glimpse of U.S. Air Force F-35 fighter jets taking off, only to land several hours later. Watch the base itself and you’ll see maintainers working round the clock to ensure the service’s newest fighter jets […]

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Japan Deploys First F-35A Stealth Fighter

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force deployed its first F-35A fighter jet

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 of Defense announced last week. The aircraft constitutes the nucleus […]

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Amid growing tensions: Japan, South Korea may refit naval ships for F-35 fighters

MELBOURNE, Australia — Amid growing tensions in the region, both Japan and South Korea are reportedly investigating options to operate the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter on board their respective ships. Quoting reports from unnamed military sources in their respective countries, Japan’s Kyodo news agency and South Korea’s Yonhap said that the […]

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US Flies B-1B Over South in Show of Force Against N. Korea

The United States flew a B-1B supersonic bomber over South Korea on Wednesday as part of a massive combined aerial exercise involving hundreds of warplanes, a clear warning after North Korea last week tested its biggest and most powerful missile yet. B-1Bs flyovers have become an increasingly familiar show of force to North Korea, which […]

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