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Subject: Japan confirms four F-35s Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:59 pm
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] June 29: Today in Tokyo the Japanese defence ministry confirmed the order for their first 4 Lockheed Martin F-35A fighter aircraft. The jets, scheduled for delivery by 2016, will have a unit price of 9.6 billion Yen (approximately US$ 121 million). Japanese officials have accepted the inevitability of the price increase for these aircraft.In 2011 Japan selected the F-35 as it’s next generation fighter with initial plans for a total of 42 airframes. Other competing aircraft considered for the JASDF F-4 Phantom fleet replacement were the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet.The orders for the remaining 38 Japanese aircraft have yet to be confirmed.