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Trump says Japan plans to buy 105 F-35 stealth jets

TOKYO: US President Donald Trump, who is here for a state visit, disclosed Monday that Japan was going to buy 105 brand new F-35 stealth aircraft.

“This would give Japan the largest F-35 fleet of any US ally”, Trump pointed out most probably referring to the Lockheed Martin’s announcement of the deal last December. The deal worth $9.1billion was announced by the government of Japan in its latest defense budget. PACIFIC OCEAN: It is pertinent to mention here radar wake of one of the Japanese F35A stealth fighter (that performs conventional take-off and landings) disappeared over the Pacific Ocean about 73nm (135km) east. The Lockheed Martin F-35A was engaging in night-time training with three other F-35A jets.

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.