U.S. F-35 fighter planes to postpone purchases in Japan two years to enable the affected
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BEIJING, March 3, according to Japan’s Kyodo news agency, said Air Force Secretary Donley 2, is developing the next generation fighter F-35′s opening hours than originally planned in 2013 to postpone for two years, prices will rise significantly. F-35 is the next generation of Japanese Air Self Defense Force’s main fighter plane of the popular models, the U.S. delayed to enable F-35 may be selected for the Japanese models have a significant impact.
introduced, according to Air Force authorities, Donley on when to enable the F-35 issue that “thorough investigation, according to our results obtained show that there may be postponed from the original 2013 to 2015 or so. ” He said the final decision to enable the aircraft will be responsible for verifying its ability to fight to make the Air Force combat units.
F-35 development program as frequent problems, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to replace Defense Department announced in February that the project leader, also frozen in the development of the Lockheed Martin to provide the part of the development costs.
Japanese government originally planned to decide in the spring of 2008 the next generation of fighter aircraft to replace aging F-4 fighters, but this work has been substantially delayed. In addition to F-35, F-18A and EuroFighter, etc. are also candidates for the list. Japan Air Self Defense Force hopes the decision models in the fall.