Japanese Air and Self Defence Force F-35s

The first F-35A (of 38) to be assembled in Japan at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) F-35 Final Assembly & Check-Out (FACO) facility in Nagoya was unveiled on June 5th, 2017. [Lockheed Martin photo by Thinh Nguyen]


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    The first Japanese-assembled F-35A was unveiled at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Komaki South F-35 Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility. November 2, 2017 the aircraft flew to Misawa AB, Japan to help prepare for the longer trans-pacific flight to the United States so that the aircraft can have its final function tests.

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