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1st F-35 assembled in Japan revealed

The Yomiuri Shimbun The first F-35A stealth fighter assembled in Japan is revealed at a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. factory in Toyoyama, Aichi Prefecture, on Monday.

The Yomiuri Shimbun The first F-35A stealth fighter assembled in Japan is revealed at a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. factory in Toyoyama, Aichi Prefecture, on Monday.

TOYOYAMA, Aichi (Jiji Press) — The first F-35A cutting-edge stealth fighter assembled in Japan was unveiled at a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. factory in Toyoyama, Aichi Prefecture, on Monday.

The Air Self-Defense Force plans to deploy the F-35A unit by the end of fiscal 2017 through March next year at its Misawa Air Base in Aomori Prefecture.

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The F-35 was jointly developed by nine countries, including the United States, Britain and Australia. Lockheed Martin Corp. is the main manufacturer.

Japanese companies did not join the F-35 development, but they take part in assembly and some other manufacturing processes … (read more)

via The Japan News

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