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Japan intends to increase purchases of F-35A fighter jets

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The Japanese government intends to increase the number of fifth-generation F-35A multi-role fighter jets purchased in the US, reports TASS Reuters report.


Japan intends to increase purchases of F-35A fighter jets


According to the agency, “in the next six years it is planned to acquire at least 20 additional fighters, in addition to the already existing plan for the purchase of 42 aircraft.”

The cost of each fighter will cost Japanese taxpayers about 100 million dollars.

Earlier it was reported that Tokyo is also considering the possibility of acquiring fighter aircraft with a short takeoff and vertical landing F-35B. This transaction is planned as part of the technical modernization of the country's air forces. The government expects new aircraft to be commissioned by 2026.

In late January, the Japanese Self-Defense Forces Air Force began deploying multi-purpose F-35A fighters at the Misawa military base in Aomori Prefecture. In the current year, 10 of such aircraft should be deployed at the base.
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  1. yehat
    yehat 21 February 2018 15: 06
    +2
    the country's debt is growing catastrophically, though due to internal loans,
    and she urgently purchases expensive weapons, which regularly craps on tests.
    where is the logic???
    1. Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
      Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg) 21 February 2018 15: 09
      +2
      What matters is not the size of the debt, but the cost of servicing it. Here is the logic.
    2. KonoGon
      KonoGon 21 February 2018 15: 37
      +5
      Quote: yehat
      weapons that regularly lays on the tests.

      Oh oh oh. Again, the Japanese laughed, bought a plane with such a saw. Absolutely bad. How will it fly? And he doesn’t know how to twist, right?
      1. yehat
        yehat 21 February 2018 15: 40
        +1
        but what does the plane have to do with it?
        Japan now concludes contracts for the supply of a whole range of weapons, for which there are unresolved issues.
      2. aliis-M
        aliis-M 22 February 2018 23: 42
        0
        stop, it's not about that, although if you have already started, I’ll bring in my own five kopecks. Why don't they scoop up the F / A-18E / F Super Hornet? Because it is a great deck aircraft. with F-16 different upgrades as well - yes they have their drawbacks, but this is a great cheap modern plane. Why does everyone blame the F-35? .. Question for backfill)
        1. KonoGon
          KonoGon 23 February 2018 00: 43
          0
          Quote: aliis-M
          do all the F-35s?
          All? and who are these all
          1. aliis-M
            aliis-M 23 February 2018 01: 15
            0
            On this site I mean. And indeed, everything except the Jews, but these comrades bought them, so they would be foolish)
            1. KonoGon
              KonoGon 24 February 2018 22: 26
              0
              Quote: aliis-M
              but these comrades bought them, so they would be foolish)
              And those others will not buy them, so they would be foolish
  2. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 21 February 2018 15: 26
    +3
    This is not "Japan intends to increase," but Japan intends to bet, the trump for gesheft really struck. "Man, buy a brick ..." is called.
    I’m wondering what Comrade Trump will do next when he runs out of such passengers
    1. Korax71
      Korax71 21 February 2018 15: 42
      +6
      Do you also think Japanese, Israelis, British, shorter than half the world are dumb? If he was as amnogo as many people hang about it, no one would take it. However, the demand for it is stable. Here you, for example, can boil a lot in the market which product are you in doubt about?
      1. iliitchitch
        iliitchitch 21 February 2018 16: 02
        +1
        Quote: Korax71
        here you, for example, can many vparit products on the market which quality you doubt?

        Well, why juggle? What market can we talk about in this case? People just get their hands twisted, and don’t tell me that behind this penguin in galoshes the line is lined up. In addition to mythical invisibility - some kind of crap, not a plane, judging by the declared characteristics.
        1. Korax71
          Korax71 21 February 2018 19: 53
          +2
          I’ve just cited it as an example. Well, you’ll never buy trash either in the market or in the store, no matter how you put it in. You weigh everything, read reviews. Why do you have the conviction that someone is twisting their hands? And what you don’t like its characteristics? lack of over-maneuverability? it’s like he doesn’t make feints at an air show. What bothers you like that? It flies normally and accident rate is not worse than that of others.
    2. Zhelezyakin
      Zhelezyakin 21 February 2018 15: 44
      +1
      Well, he and these "passengers" (Obama not capitalized) is enough for now))). First of all, he is a businessman, and only then the president!
    3. stone
      stone 21 February 2018 15: 44
      +2
      But I’m wondering when such passengers run out, who think that a country like Japan can have something to work out.
      1. Korax71
        Korax71 21 February 2018 19: 55
        0
        Never. Here people believe Ren TV, the TV channel Star and Russia 24. It’s useless to explain something, to poke your nose into the nonsense that they broadcast from the screens.
  3. Imh
    Imh 21 February 2018 15: 27
    +2
    In my opinion, an absolutely pointless purchase for the Japanese.
    1. Kasym
      Kasym 21 February 2018 17: 10
      +3
      The Japanese developed their fifth generation fighter. X-5 Mitsubishi Shinsin. There was even a first flight in 2. They began to develop it when the states refused to sell the F-2016. The Pentagon must have imposed its F-22. hi
      1. yehat
        yehat 21 February 2018 17: 49
        +2
        Japan, I don’t remember why I refused to continue my project.
        so the purchase of f-35 is the only source to get a 5th generation fighter
        although I don’t understand what prevents them from joining the FGFA project
        1. Don
          Don 21 February 2018 18: 41
          +7
          Quote: yehat
          although I don’t understand what prevents them from joining the FGFA project

          Because they don’t need a world-class starship in a dozen years, when the United States will begin to use the next generation aircraft in exchange for the F-22. TODAY they need a good fifth-generation aircraft to counter China and the UK.
          1. iliitchitch
            iliitchitch 21 February 2018 22: 08
            0
            Quote: Donskoy
            when the next-generation aircraft in exchange for the F-22 will begin to enter service in the USA.

            Actually, WHAT will begin to arrive, will you enlighten the archistratig of the couch?
            1. Don
              Don 21 February 2018 22: 41
              +3
              You, my dear man, seriously think that first-class Boeing specialists who developed the F-22 back in the distant 1998, sat for 20 for years, snapped seeds? I believe that in the beginning of the 2020's, mattresses will show the whole world something that all other aviation powers will be equal to until the middle of this century. Those. our Su-57 can be considered obsolete at the time of its adoption.
              1. yehat
                yehat 22 February 2018 11: 03
                0
                Americans don't have continuous work
                the project is started, the project is closed, goodbye to everyone. By the way, this long-playing topic was the ATF project.
                and a simple 20 years is quite possible, although I suspect that almost everyone has crawled on the subject of the F-35 and the modernization of the V-2, drones. Again, superhornets, f-15E and other topics were actively moving.
          2. yehat
            yehat 22 February 2018 09: 09
            0
            For a Japanese TVD, the T50 is better than the F-35 or F-22.
            this is really the best choice.
          3. g1washntwn
            g1washntwn 22 February 2018 11: 34
            0
            Quote: Donskoy
            to counter China and the UK
            Remind me and the rest, did Japan give up the war? Is it not the same US that Japan said "down" to the army in any form?
    2. Bumt
      Bumt 22 February 2018 08: 54
      +1
      Japan has its own graters with China, the DPRK, and its reasons for acquiring the F-35. Moreover, in the USA, in Israel they are already exploiting it, this experience will be used.
      1. alexddd
        alexddd 22 February 2018 18: 33
        0
        With whom Japan was going to fight. That is the question. If with China, and China will remember how Japan was tyrannizing its entire history, then Japan will cease to exist after a massive nuclear strike by China as a territory. Even if Japan were given the same amount of nuclear weapons, it would still end. In the era of thermonuclear warheads, territory and population density are critical. Russia is in first place by invulnerability. In the event of a nuclear attack, cities will disappear, but mountain villages, villages, camps will remain. It is impossible to cover the entire territory of Russia with such a density of thermonuclear explosions that all would disappear. There are no large metropolitan areas in both the USA and Japan. There, when a nuclear charge enters an agglomeration of 10--20 million people, it will even be scary to talk about the victims. Therefore, Japan should now sit on the priest level and try to get out of the position of a colony country. If naive people think that Russia will burn millions of workers and peasants in the crucible of war again, as in 1941, then they are deeply mistaken, the United States dispelled doubts back in 1945 over Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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  4. kipage
    kipage 21 February 2018 15: 31
    +15
    Not live poorly
    Hour of flight - 30 pieces (bucks)
  5. Topotun
    Topotun 21 February 2018 16: 15
    +2
    Why count other people's money? Well, they buy a flag in their hands and a drum around their neck! This is their money after all. If they believe that they need it - let them take it. What's the news? Did someone seriously think that they would acquire Russian aircraft? Yes, they’ll let them fuck! Even if they wanted to. And what is better, what is worse - time will tell and real clashes (God forbid) ....
    1. yehat
      yehat 21 February 2018 17: 52
      0
      Did someone seriously think that they would acquire Russian aircraft?

      not every Japanese knows where Russia is at all, not like its planes))) \
      but everyone knows where England and Germany
  6. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 22 February 2018 18: 38
    0
    Samurai are preparing for the return of territories .. Nu-nu ... we will see ...
  7. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 26 February 2018 02: 03
    +1
    Quote: Donskoy
    You, my dear man, seriously think that first-class Boeing specialists who developed the F-22 back in 1998,

    I cried. Give up.
    And then why are we running around in the corners on our superpowers from the SU-30MKI, huh? From MKI, just? Is it because the fat asses on the sidewalls saved? Buy a monocle, boys, and don't worry. At least you will have time to see who is pinching you. hi