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USMC F-35Bs fly from Japan’s JS Izumo
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ship is undergoing modifications to enable F-35B operations.
The USMC jets operated from the ship at the request of Japan.
JMSDF Escort Flotilla One commander RAdm Shukaku Komuta said: ‘This trial has proved that the JS Izumo has the capability to support take-offs and landings of STOVL aircraft at sea, which will allow us to provide an additional option for air defence in the Pacific Ocean …
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