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Japanese Air Force confirmed the combat readiness of ten F-35A

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On the basis of the Japanese Air Force Misawa, the deployment of ten fifth-generation F-35A fighters scheduled for this year has been completed, the agency reports Kyodo with reference to the military department.



The base is located in the northern part of the country on the island of Honshu. According to the agency, the aircraft will be used to protect the airspace of Japan and as a means of pressure on North Korea.

It is expected that in the 2019 fiscal year, more 6 fighters will be transferred to the same base. Earlier it was reported on the plans of the government to purchase a total of 42 aircraft. Some of them should be located on the southwestern island of Kyushu (Miyazaki Prefecture) or near Tokyo in Ibaraki Prefecture.

However tuesday newspaper Nikkei reported that Japanese authorities are considering the possibility of purchasing X-NUMX additional F-100A fighter jets, for which it is planned to allocate $ 35 billion from the budget (more than 8,8 trillion yen). Thus, the total number of aircraft will reach 1 units.

New cars will have to partially replace the outdated F-4, as well as the F-2 fighter-bombers developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in cooperation with the American Lockheed Martin.

In total, the Japanese Air Force currently has about 130 of such aircraft.

Recall, the F-35A is a fifth-generation multi-purpose fighter-bomber with standard take-off and landing. Designed by Lockheed Martin for the needs of the Air Force. It is the cheapest version of the family and forms the basis of procurement by partner countries.
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  1. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 27 November 2018 13: 09
    +5
    There are no plant capacities to provide them. Even when the American factory reaches its maximum productivity of 16 per month in the summer of next year, the Japanese will have to wait years in line. In Japan, the plant produces them at a snail's pace. In Italy, too.
    1. bald
      bald 27 November 2018 15: 41
      0
      I don’t understand them, why do they need it, if that starts. Even they will be swept away within five minutes, even those that have an electromagnetic pulse in the air - for the fifth generation, no one has canceled. Only China alone is enough. You need - although they are not for all C - ... invisible. You have your own problems. And you decide and solve them. Kedmi's well done - reasonable - yesterday he watched his interview - from Israel - something is wrong with his health - you can see it very much.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 27 November 2018 16: 47
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        What do you mean why? With 140 aircraft of the 5th generation, they will be able to successfully confront the 5th generation of China - their potential adversary. Do not underestimate Japan, twice it ended badly. The first time for Russia, the second time for America. Japan is a country of high technology. Their nuclear weapons are ready, only stored in disassembled components.
        1. bald
          bald 27 November 2018 17: 39
          +1
          So the nuclear is not with them, but in the storage facilities controlled by the states And the button is in the states. At the expense of technology I agree - the people are not bad, although, you may remember that time of the 70s, the magazines at the union are "Young technician", "Technology of youth", "Chemistry and Life" and others - we have terrible corruption - and all new developments and initiatives under the tablecloth - and Japan is not stupid - they took everything from us and learned from these magazines. And now, this shtatovskiy rabble, they are simply put down. And at the expense of the planes, so again, who will command them? - They are already afraid to let the air under themselves without permission and they do not need the Kuriles - but the states. If something does not help the thousand-fifth - all of the khan. Purely - and you - and we are a fairy tale about a white bull.
        2. NEXUS
          NEXUS 27 November 2018 20: 57
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          Quote: voyaka uh
          With 140 5 generation aircraft, they will be able to successfully resist the 5 generation of China

          This phrase is more funny than serious. wassat
          The F-35 is not an 5 generation aircraft. It has no over-the-air supersonic. The fact that they say that at 240 km it can hold supersonic without afterburner is also a nonsense.
          Now, in Chinese ... I'm wondering, from what reluctance did the J-20 become the 5 generation fighter? There, with the stealth of the problem, and with the internal compartment, there is absolutely trouble (4 missiles).
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 27 November 2018 21: 18
            -1
            "I'm sure nonsense too." ////
            -----
            Here half of the site are sure that 7 Apollo flights to the moon - nonsense laughing
            So your "confidence" is a trifle compared to the belief of some that the Earth is flat.
            Regarding the F-35. According to TTX, his maximum speed is 1.6 MAX. But the Americans tested it at 1.65 MAX. And the Norwegians with weapons in the internal compartments dispersed it to 1.8 MAX. Oh belay A Su-27 with suspended missiles on pylons accelerates right up to ... 1.4 MAX. Aerodynamics, it turns out, are greatly deteriorating with arms hanging from the outside. So many surprises! wassat
            1. NEXUS
              NEXUS 27 November 2018 21: 19
              -1
              Quote: voyaka uh
              Here half of the site are sure that 7 Apollo flights to the moon - nonsense

              Well, Münghausen definitely flew. I give a tooth. wassat
              Quote: voyaka uh
              compared to the certainty that the Earth is flat.

              And by the way, yes! Even in the USSR they talked, sho Earth has the form of a humodan. wassat
            2. Lozovik
              Lozovik 28 November 2018 00: 06
              +2
              Quote: voyaka uh
              A Su-27 with suspended missiles on pylons accelerates right up to ... 1.4 MAX

              The limit of 1200 km / h on the device is up to 12000 meters, above - M = 2,15. This is for the 10 missile variant.
            3. Mar.Tirah
              Mar.Tirah 29 November 2018 11: 27
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              Quote: voyaka uh
              ut half on the site are sure that 7 Apollo flights to the moon - nonsense

              Not a topic, of course. But China again inserted a hairpin into your unshakable American dream. The Chinese super telescope did not find any traces of the American expedition on the Moon. and sovereignty for Japan. Although their technologies are at their best, they will no longer cope with China.
      2. The whistle
        The whistle 27 November 2018 17: 07
        +1
        Quote: bald
        I don’t understand them, why do they need it, if that starts. They’ll even be swept away within five minutes,

        They have nowhere to go Vladimir, they would try to refuse to buy ... The task is to put pressure on Russia in the Kuril Islands and it is desirable to develop a conflict .. The fire ring around us is tightening!
        Quote: voyaka uh
        What do you mean why? With 140 aircraft of the 5th generation, they will be able to successfully confront the 5th generation of China - their potential adversary

        Even "tovayischi from Israel" are happy with this news and they will get it .. angry
        1. bald
          bald 27 November 2018 17: 44
          +1
          And they are happy (Israel) - yes, because it is not worth it, but they were bought. The plane may be good - but only brought down by Russian complexes. And this is a shame.
          1. The whistle
            The whistle 27 November 2018 18: 18
            +1
            Quote: bald
            The plane may be good - but only brought down by Russian complexes. And this is a shame.

            So they want to experience it, as always with the wrong hands and blood .. And Russia is not being fought and is waiting for real goals and not Japs soldier
          2. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 27 November 2018 19: 49
            +1

            "yes, only knocked down by Russian complexes." ////
            -----
            No crash aircraft.
            And there are no indestructible missile systems. The competition of the shield and the sword is eternal. yes
            1. bald
              bald 28 November 2018 00: 25
              0
              Alexey, I completely agree with you. One catches up with the other, swaps and all over again. Science does not stand still.
  2. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 27 November 2018 13: 21
    0
    No less interesting are the plans of the Japanese for the conversion of helicopter carriers into light aircraft carriers. So from this 100 there will be 40 F-35 with a short take-off.

    The Japanese government has decided to purchase 40 units. F35B (STOVL) as part of a new defense plan to be published next month. The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF) will be equipped with aircraft, in the form of two Izumo-class squadron helicopter carriers, J. Izumo and J. S. Kaga. Two vessels, the largest in the JMSDF, with a displacement of 27 000 tons and a length of 248 meters, will be finalized for aircraft basing.

    1. Avior
      Avior 27 November 2018 14: 42
      -1
      I think that all UDC and helicopter carriers that are technically possible will be adapted for f-35v.
      A simple and cheap way to get a light aircraft carrier and at times strengthen the capabilities of the fleet.
      And the boom will obviously be at the UDC for those to whom the States will agree to sell airplanes.
    2. NEXUS
      NEXUS 27 November 2018 21: 27
      0
      Quote: Aron Zaavi
      So from this 100 there will be 40 F-35 with a short take-off.

      By then, Daggers would already be taught to work on naval targets.
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 27 November 2018 13: 30
    +3
    Nothing fundamentally new and dangerous.
    China. for example, it builds at an accelerated pace, builds ..... who can keep up with them?
    Our achievements, of course, are not so noticeable, the main thing is within the framework of a reasonable need / sufficiency!
  4. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 27 November 2018 15: 07
    +1
    "However, on Tuesday the Nikkei newspaper reported that Japanese authorities are considering purchasing 100 additional F-35A fighters, for which $ 8,8 billion (more than 1 trillion yen) is expected from the budget. This brings the total number of aircraft to 142 units. "
    It can be concluded that the project of the Japanese generation 5 fighter was covered with a wash.
    1. Avior
      Avior 27 November 2018 15: 44
      0
      without the participation of the Americans in the project, this would initially be stupid.
      and even with them, a question.
      for with small series the price is sky-high.
      1. Reserve buildbat
        Reserve buildbat 27 November 2018 15: 50
        +1
        They counted on just about a hundred rivets. Apparently, "Lohkid Martin" with the massive support of the mattress "establishment" pushed through its interests. Which is to be expected in occupied Japan.
        1. The whistle
          The whistle 27 November 2018 18: 18
          0
          Quote: Stroibat stock
          Which is to be expected in occupied Japan.

          Exactly ..
        2. Avior
          Avior 29 November 2018 23: 30
          0
          more than a hundred, they would have been more expensive than f-22.
          with 3000 f-35 in no comparison.
      2. Henderson
        Henderson 29 November 2018 11: 17
        0
        Quote: Avior
        for with small series the price is sky-high.

        The price is already very good - below $ 100 million. It is cheaper than most 4th generation fighters.
        1. Avior
          Avior 29 November 2018 23: 29
          0
          I'm about what the Japanese wanted to do.
          the f-35 price fell just because of the large volumes of production.