Defence Notes

Japan mulls F-35B for helicopter carriers

16th March 2018 - 09:35 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


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In early March the USMC commenced shipborne training of Lockheed Martin F-35B fighters aboard USS Wasp, and Japan is one country particularly keen to observe the aircraft type’s performance as it contemplates its own future military requirements.

The Japanese MoD is seriously considering procuring F-35Bs capable of short take-offs ...

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