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Japan: also orders for F-35B aircraft?
STOVL version alongside the "traditional" one
Japan would have officially decided to ask to the United States Department of Defense to purchase Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft, in the "B" version namely the STOVL (Short Take Off and Vertical Landing). According to "news24.jp" the Tokyo government should request the purchase of 40 of these stealth aircraft to be able to use them both on helicopter carrier in service to the Navy, and on airborne bases...
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