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.
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