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First 2 Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A Stealth Fighters Arrive in South Korea
April 02, 2019

First 2 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 March 29.
Japan Air Self Defense Force Stands Up First F-35A Lightning II Fighter Squadron
April 01, 2019

Japan Air Self Defense Force Stands Up First F-35A Lightning II Fighter Squadron

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan stood up its first operational F-35A fighter squadron, the 302nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, on March 29.

Japan Mulls Ceasing In-Country Assembly of F-35 Fighter Jets
January 24, 2019

Japan Mulls Ceasing In-Country Assembly of F-35 Fighter Jets

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Tokyo is reviewing ceasing indigenous production of the F-35A to save costs.

South Korea to Receive First Two F-35A Stealth Fighters by the End of March
January 17, 2019

South Korea to Receive First Two F-35A Stealth Fighters by the End of March

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The two aircraft are expected to be operationally deployed in April or May 2019.

Are 105 Extra F-35s the Best Option for Japan's Military?
December 19, 2018

Are 105 Extra F-35s the Best Option for Japan's Military?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The F-35 has always been seen as just an interim solution by Japanese defense planners as the aircraft cannot fulfill crucial operational requirements of the JASDF.
Japan Set to Become World’s Second Largest Operator of F-35 Stealth Fighters
December 19, 2018

Japan Set to Become World’s Second Largest Operator of F-35 Stealth Fighters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s cabinet has voted to buy over 100 extra F-35 stealth fighter jets.

F-35A Stealth Fighter Jet Price Dips Below $90 Million For First Time
October 03, 2018

F-35A Stealth Fighter Jet Price Dips Below $90 Million For First Time

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have finalized a new contract for the 11th batch of F-35s.
Will China Develop VSTOL Fighters for Its Amphibious Assault Ships?
July 18, 2018

Will China Develop VSTOL Fighters for Its Amphibious Assault Ships?

By Robert Farley
A PLAN VSTOL? It's not as crazy as you might think.

Japan Deploys 2nd F-35A Stealth Fighter to Air Defense Force Base
May 21, 2018

Japan Deploys 2nd F-35A Stealth Fighter to Air Defense Force Base

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s second operational F-35A fighter jet deployed to Misawa Air Base on May 15.

US F-35B Stealth Fighters Train With Japanese F-35As for First Time
May 16, 2018

US F-35B Stealth Fighters Train With Japanese F-35As for First Time

By Franz-Stefan Gady
U.S. and Japanese fifth-generation stealth fighter jets are training for the first time in northern Japan.

India Denies Interest in F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
March 07, 2018

India Denies Interest in F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian Air Force has denied that it requested a classified briefing on Lockheed Martin’s F-35.
Japan to Procure 25 More F-35A Stealth Fighters
February 22, 2018

Japan to Procure 25 More F-35A Stealth Fighters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japanese military is purportedly also mulling the purchase of F-35Bs, according to sources.

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