Tag Archives: Japan Air Self Defense Force

Japan Receives First JASDF F-35A Aircraft

The first F-35A aircraft directly assigned to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force has landed on Misawa Air Base, Japan. The jet will be assigned to the JASDF’s 3rd wing, and is the second of its kind built at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries‘ Nagoya-based final assembly and check-out facility, Lockheed Martin F-35 said Saturday. The particular …

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Lockheed Unveils Initial F-35A for Japan Air Self Defense Force; Marillyn Hewson Comments

Lockheed Martin and Japan have marked the delivery of the country’s first F-35A aircraft in a ceremony held Friday to commemorate the national defense and security alliance between Japan and the U.S. More than 400 guests from the government, military and defense industry sectors in both countries attended the F-35A rollout ceremony, Lockheed Martin said Friday. “As the security environment …

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Reuters: Japan Meets With Western Defense Contractors for New Fighter Jet Program

Japan has met with Western defense contractors including Boeing and Lockheed Martin for a potential “next generation” of fighter jets in an effort to enhance the country’s air presence, Reuters reported Tuesday. Siva Govindasamy writes that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries partnered with Japan’s defense ministry to develop the ATD-X experimental aircraft, whose …

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Northrop to Bolster Support for Largest International Hawkeye Operator; Bart LaGrone Comments

Northrop Grumman, Illinois-based AAR and Japan-based Sumitomo have entered a five-year deal to increase industrial and inventory management support for a Japanese aircraft program. The companies will provide maintenance services, airframe components and other equipment for the E-2C Hawkeye as well as options to boost support if required, Northrop said Monday. …

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