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Rollout of the First Japanese F-35

This video provides a highlight of the rollout ceremony at Fort Worth for the first Japanese F-35.

The F-35 and the Japanese Self Defense Force: The Context of the Rollout of the First Japanese F-35

“As the security environment surrounding Japan has become increasingly severe, because of its excellence, it is very significant for the defense of Japan to commit to acquiring the F-35 year by year.”

“Today is not simply the roll out of a new fighter aircraft but it is an historic new step in the partnership between Japan and the United States and our Air Forces and our defense industries.”

A Norwegian F-35 Pilot Provides an Update: Shaping New Combat Capabilities in the Northern Edge of NATO

"Three weeks back I was part of a four-ship of F-35s.

Our mission was to overcome an advanced airborne threat, while locating and destroying an equally advanced surface based air defense system….

Suffice to say that this mission would have been close to suicide with a four-ship of F-16s alone!"

Shaping a Way Forward for the Canadian Air Force: Putting the Fighter Decision in Context

How will the new fighter contribute to shaping an overall airpower transition within the broader context of Canadian defense?

"If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking."

—General George Patton Jr.

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