Transfer US the latest multi-purpose fighter of the fifth generation F-35B on the base of aviation of the marine corps Iwakuni in Japan completed. It is reported TASS with reference to the municipality within which there is the military facility.
It is noted that ten aircraft arrived at the base in the South-West of the Japanese main island of Honshu in several stages during January.
It is worth noting that the US President-elect Donald trump criticized the F-35B. In his opinion, the cost of the project is “out of control”.
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is one of the most expensive aircraft in the history of mankind: the program has cost the United States at 56.4 billion dollars, and the cost of one unit close to the mark of $ 100 million.
It is expected that at Iwakuni in the fall of 2017 will start the transfer of carrier-based aircraft of the us atomic aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, which is based in Yokosuka at the entrance to Tokyo Bay. As a result of the relocation, which will be completed in may 2018, on a military facility, the U.S. will go 61 machine, including the F/A-18 aircraft and airborne early warning E-2C.
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