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Air Warfare

PREMIUM: Japan to deploy F-35Bs at Nyutabaru

6th April 2021 - 01:14 GMT | by Koji Miyake in Tokyo


Japan will introduce F-35B fighters the same as this USMC example. (Gordon Arthur)

F-35B fighters belonging to both the US and Japan will be stationed on Japanese soil.

The Japanese government has decided to deploy future F-35B fighters of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) at Nyutabaru Air Base in Miyazaki Prefecture, as it eyes ways to protect its southwest archipelago.

If a territorial conflict occurs in the southwest, the aircraft/helicopter carrier JS Izumo could leave from ...

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