Minister of Defense Kishi has decided to conduct a landing test of the state-of-the-art stealth fighter "F35B" with the cooperation of the U.S. military during this year at the "Izumo" of the Maritime Self-Defense Force, which is effectively "aircraft carrier". He clarified it and expressed his intention to proceed with adjustments such as the specific implementation time.
The Ministry of Defense is proceeding with the refurbishment of the Maritime Self-Defense Force's "Izumo" type escort ship toward the de facto "aircraft carrier", and will operate the state-of-the-art American-made stealth fighter "F35B".
Regarding this, Minister of Defense Kishi said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, "For the operation of the F35B on the" Izumo "type escort ship, with the cooperation of the U.S. military with operational experience, we conducted a verification test after the repair. , We need to gain knowledge about refurbishment and operation. "
After that, he clarified that the departure and arrival test of "F35B" will be conducted with the cooperation of the US military during this fiscal year, and expressed his intention to further adjust the implementation time.