Japan’s LDP working team has agreed to replace 99 F-15s with F-35s

Mitsubishi F-15 (29)

Mainichi reports that a working team from Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior coalition partner Komeito have agreed in principal to a plan to replace 99 F-15s with the F-35.

航空自衛隊 [GJSTUv1], via Wikimedia Commons

The news report added that some of those F-35s will be the B-model.

The team however did not make any decision of converting the Izumo into an aircraft carrier as the government officials’ explanations of the plan differed from their past Diet testimonies.


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