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First operational JASDF F-35A makes its debut at Misawa AB

‹ Return to Japan deploys first F-35A to Misawa

The first operational Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35A taxis during an arrival ceremony at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 26, 2018. The aircraft is a high-performance, multirole aircraft with advanced electronics designed to heighten situational awareness and distribute more information to pilots than any other fighter aircraft, giving operators a critical advantage over adversaries. Japan is one of 12 countries to purchase the F-35A in efforts to maximize air superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

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