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US approves sale of another large batch of F-35 fighters to Japan

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Japan implements the armament program of the Air Force and Navy of the country with fifth-generation American fighter aircraft F-35. According to the Department of Defense Cooperation and Security of the US Department of Defense, the US State Department approved the potential sale of 105 F-35 fighter bomber and related equipment to Tokyo.


According to the published information, Japan will receive 105 F-35s, of which 63 aircraft will be F-35A modifications and 42 fighter aircraft will be F-35B modifications, in addition, spare engines for aircraft should be included in the supply. The total transaction amount is estimated at 23,11 billion dollars.

The proposed sale will contribute to US foreign policy and national security goals by enhancing the security of its main ally, which is a force for political stability and economic progress in the Asia-Pacific region. For US national security interests, it is vital to help Japan develop and maintain a powerful and effective self-defense capability.

- said in a statement.

Japan’s plans to buy fifth-generation F-35s were reported last year. In August 2019, the Japanese government approved the acquisition of fifth-generation F-35B American fighter jets with short take-off and vertical landing in the interests of the Navy.

In 2020, the Japanese Navy should receive 6 F-35B fighters, and by 2023 the total number of aircraft should be 18 units. In total, the Japanese Navy should be replenished with 42 F-35B fighters, but specific delivery dates after 2023 are not indicated. Japan plans to use the F-35B on board the light aircraft carriers Izumo and Kaga, but only in the event of an attack. The rest of the time they will be based on the territory of military bases.

Japan receives F-35A fighters from the beginning of 2018 according to a contract signed in 2011. In total, Tokyo will receive 42 F-35A in the first stage, and another 63 aircraft in the second, thereby bringing the number of fighters of this version to 105 units, which was planned.
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  1. zwlad
    zwlad 10 July 2020 08: 49 New
    +4
    You can blame the Yankees for a long time, but they know how to make money, this cannot be taken away.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 10 July 2020 09: 41 New
      +1
      Quote: zwlad
      You can blame the Yankees for a long time, but they know how to make money, this cannot be taken away.

      Moreover, they make money (most of it) on allies and vassals. All talk about the market, freedom of choice or other stories, just banal tales
      1. Grazdanin
        Grazdanin 10 July 2020 10: 04 New
        -2
        Why then do these “vassals” develop their weapons systems and buy them from other countries? Not weird?
        1. APASUS
          APASUS 10 July 2020 10: 13 New
          0
          Quote: Grazdanin
          Why then do these “vassals” develop their weapons systems and buy them from other countries? Not weird?

          Please write to me how many countries a gun barrel manufacturer can do, for example. Or you can explain why the USA forbade the sale of planes to Israel to Bulgarians ............ I’m talking about the oddities and possibilities of "vassals"
          1. pytar
            pytar 10 July 2020 10: 49 New
            0
            Or can you explain why the United States banned the sale of planes to Israel to the Bulgarians ...

            What are you about??? belay What kind of "ban" are you talking about? Could you give more details, if not difficult?
            1. APASUS
              APASUS 10 July 2020 11: 26 New
              0
              Quote: pytar
              What are you about??? What kind of "ban" are you talking about? Could you give more details, if not difficult?

              Mistake came out forgotten, this is Croatia
      2. pytar
        pytar 10 July 2020 10: 55 New
        +3
        Moreover, they make money (most of it) on allies and vassals. All talk about the market, freedom of choice or other stories, just banal tales

        The F-35 is currently the only one in the world, the 5th generation aircraft, which are mass-produced and exported in large series. Moreover, the price is acceptable, and even lower than some of the currently sold aircraft of the 4th generation. I am using conditional numbers here conditionally, bearing in mind the combination of technical characteristics and the general technological level of the product. hi
        1. APASUS
          APASUS 10 July 2020 11: 33 New
          -2
          Quote: pytar
          The F-35 is currently the only one in the world, the 5th generation aircraft, which are mass-produced and exported in large series. Moreover, the price is acceptable, and even lower than some of the currently sold aircraft of the 4th generation.

          As I understand it, if you would like to buy a 5th generation aircraft from another country, then you freely bought it? You are too presumptuous!
          The price of aircraft is different for each country, a case in point with India.
          Quote: pytar
          keeping in mind the combination of technical characteristics and the general technological level of the product.

          With all the big pluses, the car still has a number of critical shortcomings and quite crude. But you just have no choice, it must be admitted honestly!
          1. pytar
            pytar 10 July 2020 11: 47 New
            -1
            As I understand it, if you would like to buy a 5th generation aircraft from another country, then you freely bought it?

            Relocate which other 5th generation aircraft currently on the market?
            You are too presumptuous!

            Let's not give out personal characteristics, one way or another, these are subjective opinions.
            With all the big pluses, the car still has a number of critical shortcomings and quite crude.

            Controversial hardening, even if yes, the machine is damp, like everything new. But during the production process the problems are eliminated, this is normal. Already produced 535 ekz. and the pace of production is growing! This is impressive!
            But you simply have no choice, it must be admitted honestly!

            In the 3rd generation market, the F-35 is still a monopolist! We can talk about others when they go on sale. Then it will be possible to discuss more specifically.
            1. 5-9
              5-9 10 July 2020 14: 28 New
              -4
              The advantage is that both the USA and exports are supplied with very raw cars with a lot of restrictions .. so far ... something is bleating about 2024 and the final technical appearance .... what to do with these raw machines? They are extremely limited in combat capability, they must be either finished off for tens of percent of the price of new ones or written off to the reserve so that they can upgrade it sometime (so that the public does not yell that they will upgrade new planes) ... or throw it away.
              1. pytar
                pytar 10 July 2020 15: 38 New
                +1
                Each new product has some kind of childhood illness. F-35 high-tech product! It is clear that the run-in will continue for a year and this is only possible during operation. The fact is undeniably recognized by the manufacturer and purchasers. If you want something completely new, be prepared to accept that not everything will work for him like a Swiss. hours! And this car is not so crude, as some sofa specialists write. The opinion of the pilots flying to Lightning is more significant! It is generally more than positive!
                1. 5-9
                  5-9 10 July 2020 15: 47 New
                  -1
                  Once again, the tsimes is that large-scale ready-made and raw aircraft are produced ... "run" them in the troops to a suitable state of nipalucci ... only a serious (and expensive) modernization. And not that they came out raw ... in the 21st century, everyone gets raw for many years.
                  Therefore, I personally am pleased with these hundreds of raw Fy-35s in the "partner" troops and will vote for the title of Hero of Russia and giving to Rostov those Amerian filers who pushed through what they would have shot under Stalin.

                  PS: We do not need such amusement in the form of the production of raw Su-57 to the joy of faraway am !!!
                  1. pytar
                    pytar 10 July 2020 16: 25 New
                    0
                    Once again, the tsimes is that large-scale and raw aircraft are mass-produced ...

                    Regarding the F-35, this is a very controversial hardening! smile I think the F-35 is a great car! yes
                    We do not need such amusement in the form of the production of crude Su-57 to the joy of near-by am !!!

                    Su-57 goes through the same stages! Fundamental law, the same for all. hi
                    1. 5-9
                      5-9 10 July 2020 17: 12 New
                      -2
                      But the American Accounts Chamber, GAO, releases a Talmud every year on thousands of pages, which describes what kind of raw shit it is ... There, the number of critical shortcomings amounts to dozens, and all under 2000.

                      We are a crude Su-57, thank God we do not do 100 units a year. They will make the first series, test, modify and then ...
                      1. pytar
                        pytar 10 July 2020 17: 32 New
                        0
                        But the American Accounts Chamber, GAO, issues a Talmud every year on thousands of pages ...

                        Stas, this is a normal procedure, for all investments from state participation! The F-35 program is not an exception. How much more complex and high-tech one product is, so long is the list with comments. Thanks to Audit, problems are eliminated.
                        By the way, the RF Audit Chamber also works in this way! Take an interest, they have a "Talmud", no shorter!
                        There, the number of critical shortcomings amounts to many dozens, and all of them under 2000.

                        F-35 consists of hundreds of thousands of elements, most are unique. Everything is normal with him, nowhere is there no problem!
                        We are a crude Su-57, thank God we do not do 100 units a year. They will make the first series, test, modify and then ...

                        You will have the same as the F-35! Without a cycle / years / refinement during production and operation, can not do. Just, for now, you can’t do so much. request
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    2. vkl.47
      vkl.47 10 July 2020 14: 19 New
      -1
      And what else can Japan do if an American boot pushes her throat. Amer’s GDP is also a problem now. But in general, the country has a row
    3. Alexey from Perm
      Alexey from Perm 10 July 2020 19: 37 New
      +3
      a developed economy allows you to build hundreds of aircraft. Compare with our attempts ...
  2. kamui91
    kamui91 10 July 2020 08: 54 New
    +3
    Oh, I can’t wait to see the vertical lines at Izumo!
    Already by the way modelki release!
    https://amp.reddit.com/r/WarshipPorn/comments/a1sg0g/an_unofficial_model_of_a_izumo_class_modified_for/
    Wow, even the film has already been shot.
    https://youtu.be/-NqfJHyfwnE
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    2. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 10 July 2020 09: 36 New
      -3
      The main thing is that the news about the purchase of Japan F35C does not appear)
    3. Jack O'Neill
      Jack O'Neill 10 July 2020 09: 56 New
      +1
      Tsubasa Honda nyashka. ^ _ ^
      By the way, the film "Kibuki Aircraft Carrier" is in VK, but only in the great and mighty (Japanese). Hopefully the dabers will translate soon.
      It's funny, but the film was shot on the manga.)
  3. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 10 July 2020 08: 56 New
    -1
    The tidbit (in the financial component) falls to the amer ... No crises are terrible ...
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 10 July 2020 09: 04 New
    -1
    Wow, one of the biggest buyers? The Japanese are meticulous ... and neat. Well, where will they keep them? Will it be possible to "see" them with our radars?
  5. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 10 July 2020 09: 06 New
    +1
    The business continues ... and we must give it to ourselves quite successfully ... with marketing in the USA everything is very good))) ...
    1. thinker
      thinker 10 July 2020 10: 04 New
      +1
      It is what it is. Add facts -
      In 2019, 134 F-35 aircraft of all modifications were delivered (with a plan of 131 aircraft), while in 2018 only 91 aircraft were delivered. Of the 134 aircraft delivered in 2019, 81 were delivered to the US military and 53 to foreign customers ... In 2020, Lockheed Martin plans to supply 141 F-35 aircraft ... To date, 490 F-aircraft are in operation around the world 35

      https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3893324.html
  6. Nastia makarova
    Nastia makarova 10 July 2020 09: 08 New
    -7
    only so through pressure and can sell weapons
    1. Greenwood
      Greenwood 10 July 2020 09: 19 New
      +5
      Through the pressure? The Japanese wanted 5 generation fighters. What countries other than the United States are currently producing and selling them?
      1. Jack O'Neill
        Jack O'Neill 10 July 2020 10: 03 New
        +4
        Well, if they didn’t buy from us, it means they didn’t take from us under pressure. After all, everyone only wants to buy weapons from us, and the vile Americans do not allow.
        1. Nastia makarova
          Nastia makarova 10 July 2020 11: 22 New
          -3
          stop trolling, get down to business
          1. Jack O'Neill
            Jack O'Neill 10 July 2020 20: 21 New
            0
            Anastasia, come to St. Petersburg, I will treat you a shavuhi.)
            1. Nastia makarova
              Nastia makarova 11 July 2020 06: 04 New
              -2
              I often visit St. Petersburg, what is shavuha?
              1. Jack O'Neill
                Jack O'Neill 11 July 2020 15: 16 New
                0
                I'm talking about shawarma.)
      2. Nastia makarova
        Nastia makarova 10 July 2020 11: 23 New
        -4
        they put pressure on them so they wanted to, everything is clear here
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 10 July 2020 09: 23 New
      -4
      Quote: Nastia Makarova
      only so through pressure and can sell weapons

      Moreover, the occupation of Japan continues and
      The proposed sale will contribute to US foreign policy and national security goals, increasing security. main ally
      so there is pressure, of course, at the expense of Japan, but against whom these fighters are, of course, against us and against China. But the Russian leadership does not take drastic measures against Japan, everyone can’t put an end to it, and give them hope.
  7. Galleon
    Galleon 10 July 2020 09: 14 New
    +1
    This is against China.
  8. Eldorado
    Eldorado 10 July 2020 09: 29 New
    0
    Japan is clearly preparing ...
  9. don-1500
    don-1500 10 July 2020 09: 37 New
    -6
    Yes, here it’s not necessary to think about the Kuril Islands. Sakhalin, Kamchatka. Taking into account the latest fleet of the Japanese and these F-35s, they can very well take the initiative on the sea to capture and block Kamchatka. But it will already be a roasted cock that pecked. Therefore, urgent measures must be taken today. It is hoped that this whole game is largely waged against China and the DPRK. But still, the Japanese have a strange memory, they remember 1904-1905 and for some reason they forget 1945. I already said here in VO that rewriting history is necessary so that the next step (territorial claims) would look more or less legitimate. And so Nitsche, everything is fine, "we will throw rockets", "from a dead donkey their ears and not the Kuril Islands" ... well, well
    1. Avior
      Avior 10 July 2020 11: 04 New
      0
      1904-1905 they remember and for some reason forget 1945

      why forget? with Americans in friendship ...
    2. muham
      muham 10 July 2020 14: 28 New
      0
      Quote: don-1500
      Therefore, urgent measures must be taken today.
      What measures?
  10. Ghost of reagan
    Ghost of reagan 10 July 2020 09: 52 New
    10
    It is interesting when the 76th SU-57 will be assembled in Russia, how many F-35 LM will have time to assemble them by this time. It’s clear that for 1000+ but maybe more. So far, for the seventh or eighth year in a row, VO divan troops have been throwing mud at the JSF program taking criticism of the US project as the basis (yes gentlemen in normal democracies it’s not only customary to lick Min Defense but also criticize it, this is the way it is) the Americans increased their fleet 5th generation for 700+ with the F-22. The opinions of critics, journalists, and especially couch warriors are not taken into account during hostilities. A Jew has already shown what the F-35 is capable of in Syria and mocking Iran, but the couch troops find an excuse: in the agreement between the Russian Federation, Israel, the Syrians who do not know how to use the S-300, the inability of Israeli aviation to fly unnoticed by the entire BV and bomb without loss (read about operation Tsakhal "Opera"), in fakes, etc. Just imagine how profane they will look (they now look like that) those certain personalities that have criticized the F-35 for many years. I have always said that excessive hatred of the enemy leads to the degradation of critical thinking, in VO this is clearly visible. F-35s, taking into account modernization and supplies to their allies, the Americans are cutting more than 4000+ with time. The question is how the Russian Federation will generally achieve at least theoretical superiority in the sky, against which the enemy has not only higher quality, but also more quantity. “Highly criticize someone else’s”, I would call it the motto of VO, at least in the “News” section ....
    1. Jack O'Neill
      Jack O'Neill 10 July 2020 10: 06 New
      -4
      As God said. good
    2. Freemason Mason
      Freemason Mason 10 July 2020 10: 09 New
      +1
      You shouldn’t do it that way) Now local patriots will explain to you that you are completely upset, the F-35 does not fly, the Su-35 is 2 ^ n degrees cooler and so on. Although it is unlikely - most likely they just throw minuses laughing
      1. VyacheSeymour
        VyacheSeymour 10 July 2020 12: 27 New
        +1
        You already flew ...- nullify, - I put a plus !!!
    3. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 10 July 2020 10: 17 New
      +1
      That's right. Moreover, the Su57 is an analogue of F22. There is nothing similar to the F35. At this pace, the F35 can overtake the F16 in terms of the number of cars produced. F35 is an extremely successful aircraft with cheap operation. XQ-58-type escort programs will increase the capabilities of this aircraft by an order of magnitude. The USA and Austria already have them in the metal; Britain has launched a program. We have a C70 the size of a SU57, more expensive than it, with an unsuitable design.
    4. zwlad
      zwlad 10 July 2020 10: 47 New
      0
      Quote: Reagan's Ghost
      The question is how the Russian Federation will generally achieve at least theoretical superiority in the sky, against which the enemy has not only higher quality, but also more quantity.

      Russia will not pull so many planes, so only air defense and electronic warfare remain.
    5. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova 10 July 2020 11: 24 New
      0
      no one is going to achieve air superiority
    6. Kolka Semenov
      Kolka Semenov 10 July 2020 14: 26 New
      +1
      As for the quality of the search. The United States has never set itself the task of creating aircraft that are superior in everything and everyone, this is our prerogative. But quantitatively they surpass almost five times, and with the allies probably eight times.
    7. muham
      muham 10 July 2020 14: 30 New
      -2
      Quote: Reagan's Ghost
      how will they look like ignoramuses
      Not by the profane but by the Meehan.
    8. 5-9
      5-9 10 July 2020 14: 34 New
      0
      FY-35 total 490 FY-35 were released, around the world, F-22 167 pieces ... I certainly understand that I really want to lick, but against 700 such a science as arithmetic ...
    9. Odysseus
      Odysseus 10 July 2020 15: 01 New
      -2
      Quote: Reagan's Ghost
      . The question is how the Russian Federation will generally achieve at least theoretical superiority in the sky, against which the enemy has not only higher quality, but also more quantity

      No way. The Russian Federation wants to be the youngest wife of the "partners", and not fight against them. And if formally - from the point of view of military strategy, then again, no way)) nuclear weapons are ours.
  11. Doccor18
    Doccor18 10 July 2020 09: 52 New
    +1
    The U.S. Department of State approved the potential sale of 105 F-35 fighter bomber and related equipment to Tokyo.

    This contract will make Japan the second, after the USA, country in terms of the number of F2 operated.
    Japan plans to use the F-35B on board the light aircraft carriers Izumo and Kaga ...

    The Kuril Islands to continue to strengthen the necessary and fighter aircraft on Sakhalin.
  12. Rusticolus
    Rusticolus 10 July 2020 10: 13 New
    -3
    The proposed sale will contribute to US foreign policy and national security goals.
    That is, this sale is nothing more than another tribute from the occupied slaves.
  13. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 10 July 2020 10: 20 New
    +4
    Japan bought, and some eternal fans of the F-35 on the site are already in ecstasy. And the fact that in the east of our borders a certain country is arming heavily while having American bases on its territory is of little concern. The main thing in the United States is all the best.
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 10 July 2020 10: 57 New
      -4
      And the fact that under our unprotected "belly" is the 1,5 billionth country, which is building up its army at the Stakhanov pace, does not bother you? Or do we think for them We are “friends” and “allies”? First of all, we need to raise the economy, create an advanced army against real threats, not imaginary ones.
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 10 July 2020 11: 03 New
        +1
        create an advanced army against real threats, not imaginary ones
        American bases in Japan is your imaginary threat? China today is on many issues our ally and rejoice that the Japanese are arming exclusively against it, which is not entirely true.
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 10 July 2020 11: 16 New
          -1
          No country in the world is capable of fighting with Russia, except China. No one has the necessary ground army to occupy our territory, except for China. Nobody needs our territories except China. The whole “alliance” consists in selling China resources and technologies for a pittance, buying Chinese consumer goods and taking loans at a crazy interest rate. We have no real profitable joint projects with them. Let me remind you that the ISS was created jointly with the USA, Europe and Japan, while China only takes our space technology for a penny. As the saying goes, such allies for ... and to the museum.
          1. Odysseus
            Odysseus 10 July 2020 14: 59 New
            -1
            Quote: Grazdanin
            Nobody needs our territories except China

            China just does not need our territories. Their current state is more than satisfied.
            But small countries will take it. Finland (Karelia), Ukraine (Crimea, Kuban) Germany / Poland (Kaliningrad), Japan (Kuril Islands), Estonia (Pykhalovsky district), Georgia (Abkhazia, Sochi). And the United States would not refuse a de facto protectorate in the Tyumen region.
            Quote: Grazdanin
            No country in the world is capable of fighting with Russia, except China.

            Very capable. Or do you think that a nullified citizen will start throwing nuclear bombs at partners if Japan takes the Kuril Islands? It is easy to see that the current Russian Federation did not even dare to fight the Ukraine with Maidan in 2014. And what could be easier than that ... Now they don’t know how to push the Donbass back to Ukraine.
            Quote: Grazdanin
            No one has the necessary ground army to occupy our territory, except for China.

            And no one needs to occupy us. The collapse is from the inside. You just have to wait. But while formally you are right. So far, only the PRC is capable of directly occupying large-scale (and not the size of the Kuril Islands) occupation. But to them it is unnecessary.
            1. Grazdanin
              Grazdanin 10 July 2020 16: 06 New
              0
              In general, I agree. Current power is more dangerous for a country than an external enemy. At the moment, 2 countries (USA, China), one land country (China) can wage a nuclear war with us. The entire NATO bloc will not set up a comparable ground army, and we will not be able to advance deep into Europe. Whether territories are needed or not is determined by the authorities; today China thinks so, tomorrow it’s different. Power and its desires change over time, especially when new opportunities arise.
  14. Odysseus
    Odysseus 10 July 2020 14: 46 New
    -1
    Given that the first contract pulled more than 7 billion, the total amount spent by Japan only to purchase the F-35 will be somewhere around $ 28,5 billion (more than 2 trillion rubles).
    Needless to say, an impressive business ....