Japan to Increase Order of F-35 Fighter Jets in Response to China’s Buildup in Pacific

107 F-35As will replace an aging fleet of F-4 and F-15 fighters, and 40 B variants are expected to serve aboard refitted Izumo-class destroyers.

Japan to Increase Order of F-35 Fighter Jets in Response to China’s Buildup in Pacific

  TOKYO – Japan is apparently considering tripling its original F-35 order “to respond to China in the Pacific,” a senior defense official in the Japanese parliament revealed Wednesday. Japan plans to purchase as many as 147 F-35s from the US to replace Japan’s aging fleet of F-4 and F-15 fighters, as well as significantly […]