The in Japan said Wednesday that it has begun training with its newly arrived F-35 fighter jets near the southern island prefecture of Okinawa this week, although details were not disclosed for security reasons.
Ten F-35 fighter jets arrived in Japan in January, marking the first deployment of the cutting-edge stealth aircraft outside the United States. They have been deployed at the
It also said in a press release that the fighters will “operate on a transient basis out of
The F-35B fighters, the
They are successors to the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8 Harrier jets that are currently based at Iwakuni. A total of 16 F-35Bs are scheduled to be deployed at Iwakuni.