US Air Force deploys F-35 fighter jets to Japan amid North Korea tension

The hailed aircraft will arrive at the Kadena Air Base at the start of November as part of a six-month deployment initiative, EXPRESS reports.

General Terrence O’Shaughnessy, a Pacific Air Forces commander said: “The F-35A gives the joint warfighter unprecedented global precision attack capability against current and emerging threats while complementing our air superiority fleet.”

He also told Defence News: “The airframe is ideally suited to meet our command’s obligations, and we look forward to integrating it into our training and operations.”

Twelve A-models of the fighter jet will be supported by 300 airmen from Utah as part of the deployment.

The aircraft announcement comes after F-35s made an appearance at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition last week.

The F-35A fighters will join the F-35B planes that have been stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni since January.

The F-35A is used for traditional take-off and landings while the F-35B is capable of short take-off’s and vertical landings.

Both are stealth aircraft capable of inflicting incredible destruction on a chosen target.

The news of an increased military presence in Japan comes as the US and North Korea are engaged in a tussle that has upped World War 3 tensions another palpable gear.

The hermit kingdom recently labelled Japan a “stooge” and threatened the country with “bitter doom” in a statement from Kim Jong-un’s puppet news agency.

Rodong Sinmun, the paper under control of the despot leader, fired the threats of annihilation at Tokyo as the rogue nation seems determined to provoke nuclear war.

Source: News Now / Trend News Agency

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