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Japanese Air Force officially adopted the first fighter F-35A

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At the Misawa airbase, the ceremony of receiving the first multipurpose F-35A fighter into the Air Force of Japan took place. TSAMTO.


Japanese Air Force officially adopted the first fighter F-35A


The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Japanese military, the command of the US armed forces in Japan and the company Lockheed Martin.

“The aircraft, designated AX-6, is the second F-35A assembled on the Final Assembly and Inspection Line (FACO) of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Nagoya (Japan) and the first to be adopted by the 3 th Air Wing of Japan Self-Defense Forces,” - stated in the material.

The publication reminds that in April of the year 2012, the State Department approved the sale to Japan of four F-35 fighter jets with the usual take-off and landing with the option to supply another 38 aircraft. The total transaction value is estimated at $ 10 billion.

According to the Ministry of Defense of Japan, the total cost of the program, including the purchase of 42 fighters, their operation, repair and maintenance for 20-ti years, as well as the training of personnel, could be 1,6 trillion. yen (over $ 20 billion).

It is reported that the first 4 aircraft were assembled in the United States, and are currently used to train pilots at the Luke Air Base in Arizona. The remaining 38 will be assembled at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in Japan.
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  1. Angel_and_Demon
    Angel_and_Demon 1 March 2018 12: 19
    +3
    “The aircraft, designated AX-6, is the second F-35A assembled on the Final Assembly and Inspection Line (FACO) of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Nagoya (Japan) and the first to be adopted by the 3 th Air Wing of Japan Self-Defense Forces,” - stated in the material.
    where is the first plane? invisible, huh?
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 1 March 2018 12: 21
      +2
      The first one is probably exhibited in the temple, so that the Japanese military can pray for it.
      1. Angel_and_Demon
        Angel_and_Demon 1 March 2018 12: 23
        +3
        Quote: rotmistr60
        so that the Japanese military could pray at him.

        not logical - closer at the airport laughing
        1. supertiger21
          supertiger21 1 March 2018 13: 22
          +3
          As we can see, developed countries have stopped thinking for a long time between the choice of 5th generation fighters and 4 ++. For don’t say that, but the latter are already the maximum of the base 4th, no longer having the potential for serious modernization, therefore they live out their era. You can’t say about the 5th, which, having barely begun its journey, is already a step into the future, a breakthrough in the conduct of air warfare, and with the start of modernization, they will completely go to heights beyond the reach of the previous generation.
          1. Angel_and_Demon
            Angel_and_Demon 1 March 2018 13: 27
            +2
            Quote: supertiger21
            and with the start of modernization, they will completely go to heights beyond the reach of the previous generation.

            yes the universe is big
            1. supertiger21
              supertiger21 1 March 2018 13: 40
              +1
              Quote: Angel_and_Demon
              yes the universe is big


              What are you talking about?
              1. Angel_and_Demon
                Angel_and_Demon 1 March 2018 13: 56
                +2
                Quote: supertiger21
                What are you talking about?

                about subsequent upgrades, but what are you talking about?
                1. supertiger21
                  supertiger21 1 March 2018 15: 14
                  +1
                  Quote: Angel_and_Demon
                  about subsequent upgrades, but what are you talking about?


                  Yes, all the rules, about the same. drinks
                  1. Angel_and_Demon
                    Angel_and_Demon 1 March 2018 15: 22
                    +4
                    Quote: supertiger21
                    Yes, all the rules, about the same.

                    drinks I join
    2. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 1 March 2018 12: 31
      +2
      Quote: Angel_and_Demon
      where is the first plane?

      Modify the file. Well, or went to zapatstski. wink
      1. Angel_and_Demon
        Angel_and_Demon 1 March 2018 13: 07
        +3
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        Modify the file. Well, or went to zapatstski.

        good you
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 1 March 2018 13: 08
          +2
          I am not good and not evil. I am fair.
          1. Angel_and_Demon
            Angel_and_Demon 1 March 2018 13: 11
            +3
            Quote: bouncyhunter
            I am fair.

            Justice is an honest distribution of someone else's.
            Gennady Malkin
    3. Vend
      Vend 1 March 2018 13: 15
      0
      Quote: Angel_and_Demon
      “The aircraft, designated AX-6, is the second F-35A assembled on the Final Assembly and Inspection Line (FACO) of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Nagoya (Japan) and the first to be adopted by the 3 th Air Wing of Japan Self-Defense Forces,” - stated in the material.
      where is the first plane? invisible, huh?

      So he is invisible, as you can see. Unless only on the accounts. laughing
      1. Angel_and_Demon
        Angel_and_Demon 1 March 2018 13: 17
        +3
        Quote: Wend
        So he is invisible, as you can see. Unless only on the accounts.

        great business - you have to do
  2. bazzbazz
    bazzbazz 1 March 2018 12: 23
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    Poor Japanese, forced to buy any slag from the United States. There is no doubt, the mattresses are great, a quarter of the world sits on their short leash)
    Yes, what a quarter, half. A quarter just licks one place.
    1. supertiger21
      supertiger21 1 March 2018 13: 37
      +3
      Quote: bazzbazz
      Poor Japanese, forced to buy any slag from the United States. There is no doubt, the mattresses are great, a quarter of the world sits on their short leash)
      Yes, what a quarter, half. A quarter just licks one place.


      Politics has nothing to do with it. F-35 is indeed a very advanced aircraft with the latest fillings with the latest technology. In fact, this is the first of the stealth, truly universal fighter. Even the F-22, surpassing it in many respects, such as radar power, maneuverability and stealth, has not yet learned to be both a good bomber, which is already light. Su-57 is also a good analogue, but it is not really ready yet and is not yet in service. And the rest of the aircraft, like Rafaley, Eurofighter and other upgrades of the 4th generation, a priori cannot be equal to Lightning, because they have neither stealth, nor even an AFAR radar.
      1. bazzbazz
        bazzbazz 1 March 2018 13: 40
        0
        Maybe I won’t argue. But the Japanese themselves could do no worse and serve the world, but now they probably won't do it.
      2. Shahno
        Shahno 1 March 2018 13: 41
        0
        Yes I agree. Su 57, if it is brought up .. Can beat lightning.
        1. Shahno
          Shahno 1 March 2018 13: 45
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          But personally, we will use these machines only if it is necessary to bomb the lair of Nasral. I don’t understand why you dragged them to Syria. Show off..?
          1. supertiger21
            supertiger21 1 March 2018 15: 21
            +2
            Quote: Shahno
            But personally, we will use these machines only if it is necessary to bomb the lair of Nasral. I don’t understand why you dragged them to Syria. Show off..?


            No, we came to work out a little novelty in practice. As the Americans practiced their 22nd in Syria, we have the right. And I hope in the Middle East, our 57th and your 35th will never meet. hi
      3. ronnon
        ronnon 1 March 2018 23: 39
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        The cost of the American fighter of the fifth generation F-35 is too high, and in the future, these costs may become too heavy for the military budget, said Vice Admiral Mat Winter.
        If already America with its military budget, then with the Japanese ... hmmm No.
  3. shinobi
    shinobi 1 March 2018 12: 36
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    They set up their own program for the development of the Japanese aviation industry. And they had good designs. For us it’s good of course, but the yapps as a country seem to have ended completely. So, the colony.