Based in the city of Iwakuni will be 16 aircraft of the fifth generation.
The marine corps, the U.S. sent to Japan last stealth multipurpose fighter-bombers of the fifth generation F-35.
According to media reports, the F-35 will place on an American military base in Iwakuni (Yamaguchi Prefecture). It is planned that the database will be 16 F-35, which will replace the legacy F/A-18 and AV-8 Harrier.
Sending F-35 to Japan was the first operational deployment of these aircraft abroad.
Earlier, Japanese media reported that the authorities of the city of Iwakuni has approved the deployment of the F-35 on its territory.
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