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First Japanese-built F-35 On Its Way to US

First Japanese-built F-35 On Its Way to US 16 November, 2017

First Japanese-built F-35A landed at Misawa Air Base on 2 November, according to US Pacific Air Forces. Maj. Elijah Supper piloted the brand-new aircraft from the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Komaki South F-35 Final Assembly and Check Out facility, and was quickly joined by two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin National Guard, there to escort the new jet across the Pacific.

Although the aircraft is a Japanese Air Self-Dense Force-owned jet, it is required to go through final function tests in the United States.

To ensure the jet arrives securely in the United States, Supper stopped at here to undergo safety checks on the F-35A before flying across the ocean.

First Japanese-built F-35 On Its Way to US

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