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Tokyo plans to buy F-35B fighter jets for its aircraft carrier

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The Japanese government has once again returned to the plans for the purchase of F-20B F-35B fighter jets in the United States with a short takeoff and vertical landing, the agency reports Kyodo.



An active discussion of this issue in Tokyo began after a decision was made to build its own light aircraft carrier by upgrading the Izumo helicopter carrier in service with the navy. Engineers have calculated that on one such ship can be placed up to ten F-35B.

In addition, these aircraft can be placed in remote areas of the island state, where there is no possibility to build a full-fledged runway. Recently, the Japanese government has paid great attention to the defense of small peripheral islands.

The item on the purchase of fighters was proposed to be included in the new medium-term weapons program, which must be approved before the end of the current year.

Recently, the defense committee of the ruling Japanese Liberal Democratic Party sent its views on this matter to the government. The document also contains a proposal to continue the development of the capacity of the Self-Defense Forces of the country, not only to defend its territory, but also to attack the military bases of the alleged enemy. That is why the party recommends building an aircraft carrier and purchasing fighters for it.

The newspaper recalls that this idea was also actively discussed in December of 2017. Then, politicians noted that the actual acquisition of an aircraft carrier and new aircraft would be “a major step in departing from the policy of abandoning offensive weapons,” which Japan followed during the entire post-war period.

Recall that this week the publication announced Tokyo’s intention to purchase additional X-NUMX F-100A fighters, for which over $ 35 billion would be allocated. Thus, the total number of aircraft of this modification will eventually reach 8,8 units.
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  1. Irokez
    Irokez 29 November 2018 15: 37
    +1
    Interestingly, they want to capture the Kuril Islands with this aircraft carrier or so that it would be.
    1. Machito
      Machito 29 November 2018 16: 03
      -7
      In any case, Japan cannot capture the Kuril Islands. F-35 - raw expensive car. The countries that bought it threw money away.
      The Su-57 will surpass it in all respects, the Americans and their allies will have to look for a new, even more expensive answer.
      1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
        Andrei from Chelyabinsk 29 November 2018 16: 07
        +8
        Quote: Bearded
        In any case, Japan cannot capture the Kuril Islands.

        They will take the Kuril Islands easily, because they have 200 F-15 on their side, and we have everything on the mainland, which is far away. In general, without nuclear weapons we now can’t master the Japanese
        1. Machito
          Machito 29 November 2018 16: 21
          -2
          Why do we need to master Japan without nuclear weapons? Maybe even with wooden swords to oppose them?
        2. Professor
          Professor 29 November 2018 16: 22
          0
          Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
          They will take the Kuril Islands easily

          They will take the Kuril Islands without a fight. The islands will be brought to them on a silver platter.

          And the plane is valid.
          1. The whistle
            The whistle 29 November 2018 17: 04
            +2
            Quote: Professor
            They will take the Kuril Islands without a fight. The islands will be brought to them on a silver platter.

            A plane is valid

            Eh professor, you are still harmful and evil in "tovaischi in Israel."
          2. Ace Tambourine
            Ace Tambourine 1 December 2018 13: 46
            0
            Oh well ... test ...
            Here is the 22nd really that little thing, and is beautiful and functional ...
            And this is a disposable kerosene ...
        3. KOCMOC
          KOCMOC 29 November 2018 16: 27
          -1
          Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
          They will take the Kuril Islands easily, because they have 200 F-15 on their side, and we have everything on the mainland, which is far away. In general, without nuclear weapons we now can’t master the Japanese

          If they have at least 10000 F-15 at their side, they will never poke around while eating nuclear weapons, which are simple enough to have, without even using them.
          1. GibSoN
            GibSoN 29 November 2018 18: 43
            +1
            If they have at least 10000 F-15 at their side, they will never poke around while eating nuclear weapons, which are simple enough to have, without even using them.
            Yes, calm down already .. No one is going to meditate anywhere, let alone fight for a piece of land .. The 21st century has long come, well, if you still haven’t noticed.
        4. Irokez
          Irokez 29 November 2018 16: 47
          +1
          Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
          In general, without nuclear weapons we now can’t master the Japanese

          They are not accustomed to fighting against nuclear weapons. There is experience.
          1. Voyager
            Voyager 29 November 2018 18: 18
            +1
            Quote: Irokez
            fight against nuclear weapons.

            To fight or surrender?
        5. Voyager
          Voyager 29 November 2018 18: 20
          0
          Stop thinking in the spirit of computer strategies! The fact that they have 200 F-15s does not mean that they will all be used in case of conflict, and even at the same time.
        6. Tarhan
          Tarhan 29 November 2018 18: 55
          +1
          They’ll take the Kuril Islands easily,

          That's what nonsense. It is said that Japan claims to be the entire Kuril ridge. She doesn’t need the whole ridge, they ask to return only four islands, which, according to the first agreement between the Russian Empire and Japan (Shimodsky tract), departed to Japan, and the rest of the ridge of Russia.

          And the Japanese do not want and will not return these four islands by military force. This is the atmosphere of Urashniki. They invent their own and give it out as if it is Japan that wants it so.
      2. GibSoN
        GibSoN 29 November 2018 18: 40
        +2
        F-35 - raw expensive car. The countries that bought it threw money away.
        The Su-57 will surpass it in all respects, the Americans and their allies will have to look for a new, even more expensive answer.
        Such a comment, it’s time to fix it on the main VO! Well, that would not be repeated so often ...
      3. Tarhan
        Tarhan 29 November 2018 18: 49
        +5
        F-35 - raw expensive car.

        Not raw. To this raw car a dozen countries bought. That the specialists of this ten countries are dumber than you to buy. Normal advanced car.

        Su-57 will surpass it in all respects,

        But this one is definitely not raw. He is in the Russian Aerospace Forces at all. It is not in production and it is not in the troops. In general, there can be no Su-57, Deputy Prime Minister Borisov uniquely After all, he stated that the Su-57 would not go into the series. The Su-35 will be delivered to the VKS.

        I’m not that against the Su-57 in the Russian troops, I am against the 15-year-old PROPAGANDON. For 15 years they hung noodles - the most, the most, the most. But in the end ...
        1. Rurikovich
          Rurikovich 29 November 2018 22: 04
          0
          Quote: Tarkhan
          To this raw car a dozen countries bought. That the specialists of this ten countries are dumber than you to buy.

          F-35 USA impose as part of a partnership. The military-industrial complex is working, babosy flow into the pockets of interested lobbyists. And the ugly duckling is considered a super-duper plane. It is believed so, while he is forced to think so wink
    2. The whistle
      The whistle 29 November 2018 17: 08
      0
      Quote: Irokez
      Interestingly, they want to capture the Kuril Islands with this aircraft carrier or so that it would be.

      Japan is not arming for the capture of the Kuril Islands .. The United States wants to clearly unleash a massacre between the Chinese, Koreans and Japanese, well, Russia will creep in of course .. Well then the US sent away and they shut up in powerlessness. wassat
      They do not forgive this insult to anyone!
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 29 November 2018 17: 34
        -1
        No one will dare to make a big mouth on Russia, they all remember history, those who are supposed to!
        At the expense of betrayal ... in our recent history it was already, hard of course, but we can do it as before!
  2. Ushly_bashkort
    Ushly_bashkort 29 November 2018 15: 40
    0
    Oh, the Taivan Americans will give them one, since they refused. From all sides gesheft raped =)
  3. marshes
    marshes 29 November 2018 15: 44
    +2
    It is clear that there is a huge desire to squander the yen, and that’s the reason for budget spending.
    We would have their problems, a strong currency is the minus in trade. The population will not feel, because the state, the people, have long been self-sufficient, or rather, they produce everything for their needs.
  4. Igor Borisov_2
    Igor Borisov_2 29 November 2018 17: 10
    0
    A light aircraft carrier is no longer self-defense ...
    1. GibSoN
      GibSoN 29 November 2018 18: 46
      +1
      A light aircraft carrier is no longer self-defense ...
      Well, if the EASY Aircraft Carrier is not self-defense, it becomes simply scary what then the HEAVY Aircraft Carrier is!
  5. high
    high 29 November 2018 19: 20
    +3
    Wow, they criticize the F-35, and behind them is already the turn for many years to come ....
    Japan just does not part with money ....
  6. Dart
    Dart 30 November 2018 00: 08
    0
    Quote: Professor
    The islands will be brought to them on a silver platter.

    if only your compatriots ...
    1. vadsonen
      vadsonen 30 November 2018 02: 54
      +1
      Most likely, they will be. But the result is important in everything.
  7. Ace Tambourine
    Ace Tambourine 1 December 2018 13: 51
    0
    Let those who know correct me ...
    But, if EMNIP, then according to the results of WWII of Japan it was forbidden to have armed forces ?!
  8. flicker
    flicker 1 December 2018 13: 52
    0
    Tokyo plans to buy F-35B fighter jets for its aircraft carrier
    No way they want the geldings for Hiroshima and Nagasaki to take revenge angry