JASDF may be in the market for more F-35s

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Unread post01 Feb 2019, 22:09

Once UAI comes online, a lot of weapons will be integrated on an as-needed basis and be completely separate from Block upgrades.
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Unread post12 Feb 2019, 15:24

JASDF F-35A flying in the blizzard. ( 8)Cool and cold :shock: )
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Unread post15 Feb 2019, 01:54

U.S., Japanese commanders observe F-35B operations aboard USS Wasp
05 Feb 2019 MC2 Sarah Myers, Amphibious Squadron 11

"EAST CHINA SEA - The commanders of U.S. 7th Fleet and the Japan's Self-Defense Fleet visited the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), Feb. 5, to observe the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) operations at sea. U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Vice Adm. Kazuki Yamashita were joined by other senior JMSDF officers to showcase Wasp ARG’s amphibious capabilities, including operations by 31st MEU F-35B Lightning II aircraft....

...While aboard Sawyer and Yamashita met with Wasp ARG leaders, received briefs about amphibious capabilities and observed flight operations by 31st MEU F-35B Lightning II aircraft...."

Photo: "PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 2, 2019) An F-35B Lightning II aircraft attached to the F-35B detachment of the "Flying Tigers" of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 (Reinforced) prepares to land behind another F-35B Lighting II aircraft on the flight deck on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during flight operations. Wasp, flagship of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Myers)" https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7827/469 ... 8c89_b.jpg (0.2Mb)

Source: https://www.cpf.navy.mil/news.aspx/110658
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