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Japan firms up on F-35B orders

19th August 2019 - 08:32 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Japan’s MoD formally approved the purchase of 42 Lockheed Martin F-35B short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) stealth fighters on 16 August.

At that time, the MoD stated ‘the F-35B satisfied all the requirements for the Air Self-Defense Force’s short-range take-off and vertical landing fighter’. This statement provides ...

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