USS America Conducts Integrated Operations with JASDF F-35As

October 23, 2020 – The first-in-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) participated in advanced combined operations with Japan this week in the western Pacific Ocean. America conducted integrated air defense operations on Oct. 20 with F-35A Lightning II aircraft from the Japan Air Defense Command. The advanced training operations were designed to increase the tactical proficiency, lethality and…

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DSCA Approves 105 Joint Strike Fighters for Japan

July 9, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Japan of one hundred five (105) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $23.11 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government…

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Charles de Gaulle Air Group Trains With Dutch F-16s and F-35s

April 3, 2020 (Google Translation) – From 23 to 27 March, the “Frisian Resilience” exercise took place during which the carrier strike group and its Dutch partners reinforced their interoperability during high-level tactical training. Born of a strong Franco-Dutch desire to strengthen cooperation between their armed forces after the cancellation of the combined exercise Frisian Flag, the exercise Frisian Resilience…

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