Japan buying 105 units of F-35 stealth multirole fighter jet

Security & Defense

Japan is acquiring 105 units of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth multirole fighter jet, this was stated by United States President Donald Trump during a joint press briefing with Japan Prime Minister Abe Shinzo at the Akasaka Palace, Tokyo, Japan on May 27.

“The United States supports Japan’s efforts to improve its defense capabilities, and in recent months, we have greatly expedited the sale of large amounts of defense equipment to Japan, made in the United States,” Trump said.

He noted that in 2018, Japan was one of the world’s top purchasers of American defense equipment.

“And it (Japan) has just announced its intent to purchase 105 brand new F-35 stealth aircraft,” Trump said. “Stealth because, the fact is, you can’t see them.”


President Trump said that this purchase would give Japan the largest F-35 fleet of any US ally.