F-35Bs will replace some of Japan’s F-15s, induction in 2026
Yomiuri Shimbun is reporting that Tokyo intends to replace some aging F-15Js with the F-35B and defense officials are mulling the exact number to buy in the next Medium Term Defense Program.
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The jets are to be operational by fiscal 2026 with delivery starting from 2024. The same report added that the number of F-35As will be boosted from the current 42.
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