Tuesday, 23 August 2016

US plans to deploy 16 F-35 fighter jets to Japan in 2017

The Japanese government informed the city of Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture on Monday that the United States plans to deploy 16 F-35 fighters at the US military base there from January to August next year, unveiled today the local newspaper Japan Times. It would mark the first time for that stealth aircraft to be stationed overseas. 
Formation flying qualities test by U.S. Marine Corps test pilot Maj. C. R. Clift in BF-2 and Navy test pilot Lt. Cmdr. Michael Burks in BF-4 on Aug. 22, 2012 
(Credit: NAVAIR)
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