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The first combat aircraft F-35A entered service with the Japanese Air Force

The first of the fifth-generation F-35A multi-purpose combat aircraft purchased in the United States arrived on Friday at the Japanese Air Force Base Misawa in the extreme northeast of the main island of the country Honshu. He flew there from a military airfield at the plant of the industrial corporation Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Aichi Prefecture, where these machines are assembled and tested, reports TASS with reference to the news agency Kyodo.

The first combat aircraft F-35A entered service with the Japanese Air Force

In total, ten F-2018A air forces of Japan will be deployed to the Misawa base in 35. Their deployment there is primarily intended to strengthen the combat capabilities of Tokyo in relation to the DPRK.

In total, Japan plans to purchase at least 42 F-35A in the United States, which will become the basis of the power of the national Air Force.

The question of the additional acquisition of such aircraft is being studied. The press, in particular, reported that the possibility of purchasing their modification, capable of a very short run and vertical landing, is being considered. Such aircraft could potentially equip two Izumo-class helicopters of the Japanese Navy, which after this would actually be converted into light aircraft carriers.

Tokyo has also made a decision to purchase long-range air-to-ground cruise missiles for the F-35A.

The purchase of such aircraft with excellent combat characteristics is of great importance in conditions when neighboring countries significantly increase the capabilities of their military aviation
- Japanese Minister of Defense Itunori Onodera said at a press conference in Tokyo on Friday.

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  1. Spike Javelin Touvich
    Spike Javelin Touvich 26 January 2018 10: 48
    Banzai Nippon. Heartiest congratulations
    1. Safevi
      Safevi 26 January 2018 11: 17
      F-35 promises to repeat the success of the F-16. Moreover, over time, the price of it falls. People are not stupid, they know what they are buying.
      1. Hanokem
        Hanokem 26 January 2018 13: 15
        Congratulations to the Japanese Air Force on the new thing !!! There is no doubt that they will be happy (our Air Force will not get enough of him)
        1. zyzx
          zyzx 26 January 2018 16: 45
          And they presented them to you again, and the Japs have to pay money and the Japanese.
  2. Vladimir16
    Vladimir16 26 January 2018 10: 49
    As I see the photo f35, so right away I see Kar-Karych in it from Smeshariki laughing
    One person". laughing
    1. Giant thought
      Giant thought 26 January 2018 11: 02
      If the dough is overwhelming, then you can buy so many propelled planes, although no one has really tested their combat capabilities yet, but in training battles the F-22 cuts the F-35 nuts.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 26 January 2018 11: 47
        The Yankees threaten to build a whole system under such a miracle, consider a new concept of conducting air combat operations swung !!!
        Everything can be ... there is a penguin, we will breed a herring for him! They are stubborn guys and can afford it !!! For the adversary, it will be necessary to be ready to break this system ... and without it the penguin will be hungry and ... that’s understandable.
        The confrontation of concepts, nothing new, the weight categories of the opponents are somewhat different and in which direction will he go ????
      2. Hanokem
        Hanokem 26 January 2018 13: 16
        Can I get a link about training fights between 22nd and 35th? I have been looking for this imf for a long time.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 26 January 2018 14: 00
          I have not heard of such. There were major exercises in the United States, which worked out the joint actions of the F-35, F-22 and F-16. Someone covers, someone lights up goals, etc.
          The enthusiasm of the Air Force officers after these exercises was even too high. The F-35 was touted indecently.
          1. synthwave
            synthwave 26 January 2018 20: 45
            Since he’s so awesome, what’s he still has 0 sorties laughing ?
        2. zyzx
          zyzx 26 January 2018 16: 46
          And the meaning, F-22, is much more perfect for other purposes.
        3. synthwave
          synthwave 26 January 2018 20: 36
          35 training battles F16 lost at the time. This info can be easily found. Then it was long overtaken. And the developers, the obser admitted and said that 35 is not for the BB, it’s the sixth shtels and will shoot down all for 100 km laughing . And 22 and 35 in a bunch worked on exercises, against 4-generation aircraft, and all predictably bent (thanks to 22). And the first time I hear about sparring 22 and 35 ...
      3. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 26 January 2018 13: 55
        The article somehow vaguely says: this aircraft is a Japanese assembly. The first, adopted, but at different stages of assembly and testing - a few more.
        The pace of assembly they have is low - so far one per month. Those. they pay only for all the details.
        And they only plan to buy ready-made F-35Vs from the Americans for their landing helicopter carriers.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 26 January 2018 10: 51
    The Japanese were inspired to such an extent that the prime minister declared unwillingness to dialogue with the DPRK. This is what an American plane (even one) does with politicians in occupied countries.
    1. Cxnumx
      Cxnumx 26 January 2018 10: 57
      Quote: rotmistr60
      The Japanese were inspired to such an extent that the prime minister declared unwillingness to dialogue with the DPRK. This is what an American plane (even one) does with politicians in occupied countries.

      they will again want to talk when the next rocket flies over the islands))
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 26 January 2018 11: 03
        when another rocket flies over the islands

        I will add. And the American air defense will only puff up and, once again, say that there was no point in shooting down, because it would fall into the ocean anyway.
  4. gla172
    gla172 26 January 2018 11: 18
    ... well now the "Japs" torment laughing
    ... as they say "the woman had no problems, the woman bought a pig" .....
  5. Kibl
    Kibl 26 January 2018 11: 23
    So, a country under occupation, whatever they order, they’ll buy it. Amers need to push their own stuff, as they say, nothing personal, only business.
    1. Krasnoyarsk
      Krasnoyarsk 27 January 2018 11: 39
      Quote: KIBL
      So, a country under occupation, whatever they order, they’ll buy it. Amers need to push their own stuff, as they say, nothing personal, only business.

      And for some reason I can’t agree with your point of view. How much sarcasm was about the 35th. And, they say, he’s dear, and his problems are pouring in like from a cornucopia, and in general he is “raw” and it is not known whether it will be brought up at all, etc., etc., etc. Ah, look, how many countries already buy it . And you think that these countries have leaders so stupid that they do not understand that they are buying an expensive and unnecessary toy? Or vice versa ?. And to be honest, I’m uncomfortable for the respected VO that it has slipped to the level of ordinary media. In my opinion, VO should professionally evaluate any weapons of any countries. Without exaggerating the capabilities of this particular weapon, but also without diminishing its merits. Without any fears, but also without bravado that is not needed by anyone. Otherwise, why then VO?
      1. biron
        biron 27 January 2018 15: 53
        where they say Che will say something and buy an older brother however.
  6. NEXUS
    NEXUS 26 January 2018 11: 27
    Oh, I won’t be surprised if the DPRK suddenly has Buki or Torah ...
    1. family tree
      family tree 26 January 2018 11: 54
      No, there will be 너도밤 나무 and 토르
      1. Horst78
        Horst78 26 January 2018 12: 36
        Quote: perepilka
        너도밤 나무 and 토르

        so 게 좁은 눈
        1. family tree
          family tree 26 January 2018 16: 31
          Quote: Horst78
          게 좁은 눈

          Translate what
          without squinting belay
          1. Horst78
            Horst78 26 January 2018 20: 22
            Surrender narrow-eyed
    2. novel66
      novel66 26 January 2018 12: 08
      come on! against invisible S-125 lol
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 26 January 2018 12: 38
    They will make the Yankees a system and launch their concept !!! Already a lot of very interested parties !!! Countries again from the highly industrialized and scientifically developed !!!
    So seriously, it's time to think and do something seriously against it ... or get involved in the concept and build something like that !!!
    Penguin, as they say in Africa, a penguin, but when he is in his element !!! this is already a serious fisherman!
    We will wait and see what symmetric / asymmetric answer they come up with ???
  8. Runoway
    Runoway 26 January 2018 12: 46
    The fesyulyazh looks cast, and on our forever continuous seams rivets and patches, why so?
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 26 January 2018 13: 19
      Polymer. It's like epoxy and fiberglass, hardened, then everything is sanded. The material is of course modern, the principle is the same.
      The contours are licked - there is less air resistance, and at high speeds this level and EPR are lower!
      We also had high-speed aircraft with licked contours. Record-fast!
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 26 January 2018 13: 49
      Carbon, and on it a stealth coating - such a mixture of paint and various metal grains,
      absorbing radio waves.
      1. Kasym
        Kasym 26 January 2018 19: 04
        Hello warrior! It does not absorb, but scatters the radio waves, the stealth coating (a paint and varnish product with the smallest met. "Shavings" in the form of rectangular plates). And it is necessary to impose this varnish in a special way. hi
        1. synthwave
          synthwave 26 January 2018 20: 42
          Etozh the warrior, he has the fourth shtels; he absorbs everything. laughing This coating is very moody. At 22, it fell off at the beginning. And you can’t walk on it. In short, it works, but this hemorrhoids is real ...
        2. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 26 January 2018 21: 05
          "Does not absorb, but disperses the radio waves stealth coating" ///: /

          No. That is, you are only partially right.
          You have described the simplest form of stealth coverage.
          The B-2 used a more complex one, based precisely on the absorption of radio waves.
          And on the F-35 - even more complex, also absorbing, and not dissipating.
          1. Kasym
            Kasym 26 January 2018 22: 12
            You wrote for the "paint", and it (or rather paintwork) only disperses. Radio-absorbing coating - that composite can even be attributed to it, although it does not “absorb”, but “passes” radio waves - this is probably different.
            In fact, with these coatings a lot of time is needed for maintenance.
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 26 January 2018 23: 04
              I answered the opponent in a simplified manner. Stealth coatings are turning into a whole science.
              Soon, a flexible microcircuit with sensors will begin to be spread onto the plane.
              They are becoming more expensive, and as you rightly said, more and more difficult to maintain. But, as you know, it’s not a pity for a successful military operation.
              1. Kasym
                Kasym 26 January 2018 23: 56
                Here we come to the main issue. Is the game worth the candle?
                After all, when does this stealth work in full measure? When the enemy’s aircraft goes head-on with you, when the ESR is minimal. But this is in rare cases. I'm not talking about terrestrial and space-based detection systems, against which stealth is powerless. Is it worth it to “pump up” aircraft, making them super expensive for the sake of such advantages?
                May have less stuffed aircraft, but have a good ground-based detection system. After all, there’s no even a connection to the aircraft and its stealth.
                1. voyaka uh
                  voyaka uh 27 January 2018 00: 42
                  "but have a good ground detection system." ////

                  There are no such systems yet. And when they appear, then 1) stealth coatings will also go forward
                  (I wrote approximately) 2) the new radars that appear will be very expensive, and few will be able to acquire them and release a large number.
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 27 January 2018 11: 53
                    It has not been proved that he is so direct invisible-invisible!
                    It is not proven that it can be seen and will be shot down at once!
                    According to statements by opposing parties, both official and chatters, what can be understood / decided ???
                    As always, only battle / war can set real estimates ... but it’s better not to, and it will come down ... there is a topic for discussion.
                  2. Kasym
                    Kasym 27 January 2018 13: 22
                    Warrior, in my opinion, you are very mistaken. This stealth against the aircraft’s radar station still somehow fades, but against the ground ... In your opinion, it turns out some kind of invisibility, but in fact this technology is DECREASING visibility. Radar meter and decimeter range see America. stealth. Question: Why did the Russian Federation drag the S-300 and 400 to Syria if they do not recognize (see) the stealth? laughing
  9. SuperMeehan
    SuperMeehan 26 January 2018 13: 24
    I heard that it is much inferior to the Su-57. While they are putting this old stuff into service, ours are already drawing sixth generation aircraft.
    Flying trash!
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 26 January 2018 13: 48
      And such as an option - A hare kodly drank Lala - can now shout and Hurray, and then ht ??? We will - Ay-ah-ah - give out ???
      You need to think, work and get ready!
  10. zyzx
    zyzx 26 January 2018 16: 44
    But this nation came up with Zero, which at the beginning of the war, simply dominated the Far East.
  11. Sebastian Pereira
    Sebastian Pereira 26 January 2018 21: 15
    Even the hype as with the presentation of iPhone10: D))