With taiko drums beating, Lockheed Martin rolled out its first F-35 headed for Japan.
Three months ago, Japan received its first of 42 fighter jets at an unveiling ceremony held at the Fort Worth plant where the first four F-35 aircraft in the Japanese order are being constructed.
The remaining 38 aircraft will be built at Mitsubishi’s final assembly facility in Nagoya, Japan.
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