Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Japan selects F-35 as its fighter jet

[ via BBC News / Asia ] 20 Dec

Japan has chosen the US-made F-35 stealth fighter jet to replace its aging F-4s as the mainstay of its air defence fleet.
The jet was chosen over the Eurofighter Typhoon and Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet.

Tokyo announced it would buy a total of 42 of the Joint Strike Fighters from defence giant Lockheed Martin, in a deal worth some $8bn (£5bn).
Read BBC News / Asia for details


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