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Japan to Continue Assembling F-35A Fighter Jets at Home
January 08, 2020

Japan to Continue Assembling F-35A Fighter Jets at Home

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan intends to continue to assemble F-35As at a local facility in Nagoya.

F-35A Stealth Fighter Formally Enters Service in South Korea
December 19, 2019

F-35A Stealth Fighter Formally Enters Service in South Korea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Republic of Korea Air Force has declared initial operating capability for its first batch of F-35A fighter jets this week.
Japan Places Follow-on Order for Joint Strike Missiles
November 13, 2019

Japan Places Follow-on Order for Joint Strike Missiles

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japanese government has awarded Norway’s Kongsberg a follow-on contract to supply additional Joint Strike Missiles.

South Korea Set to Receive Additional F-35s in 2020 Amid North Korean Complaints
October 21, 2019

South Korea Set to Receive Additional F-35s in 2020 Amid North Korean Complaints

By Ankit Panda
The fighters, a cornerstone of South Korea's aerial strike capabilities, will elevate tensions with North Korea.

South Korea to Publicly Display F-35A Stealth Fighter for First Time in October
September 18, 2019

South Korea to Publicly Display F-35A Stealth Fighter for First Time in October

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Republic of Korea Air Force will publicly display the F-35A for the first time during Armed Forces Day on October 1.

US Defense Contractor to Build Upgrade Facility for F-35 Stealth Fighters in Japan
September 17, 2019

US Defense Contractor to Build Upgrade Facility for F-35 Stealth Fighters in Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
U.S. defense firm Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to build a F-35 maintenance repair and upgrade facility in Japan.

Japan’s Air Force: Pilot Error Caused F-35A Crash
August 10, 2019

Japan’s Air Force: Pilot Error Caused F-35A Crash

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Pilot vertigo rather than a mechanical problem was the cause of the crash in April, according to a JASDF investigative report.
Australia’s First Locally-Trained F-35A Pilots Take Flight With Stealth Fighter
August 08, 2019

Australia’s First Locally-Trained F-35A Pilots Take Flight With Stealth Fighter

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first Australian-trained F-35A pilots have conducted their first training mission on the stealth aircraft earlier this month.

Japan’s F-35A Fighter Jets Resume Flight Operations
August 06, 2019

Japan’s F-35A Fighter Jets Resume Flight Operations

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan resumed training missions of its F-35As last Thursday.

2 More Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A Stealth Fighters Arrive in South Korea
July 17, 2019

2 More Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A Stealth Fighters Arrive in South Korea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The F-35A fighter jets landed at a South Korean military base on July 15.

North Korea Vows to Respond to South's Deployment of F-35 Stealth Fighters
July 11, 2019

North Korea Vows to Respond to South's Deployment of F-35 Stealth Fighters

By Associated Press
North Korea slammed South Korea over its ongoing deployment of high-tech U.S. fighter jets.
Japan Air Self-Defense Force: Pilot Error Likely Cause of F-35A Crash
June 10, 2019

Japan Air Self-Defense Force: Pilot Error Likely Cause of F-35A Crash

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s air force says that “spatial disorientation” likely caused the pilot to crash his F-35A into the Pacific Ocean on April 9.

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