The President of the United States Donald trump believes that the F-35 "pretty cool", but he seems a little confused due to the fact that the latest US military aircraft were in Japan.
In an interview with the White house to Time magazine published on Thursday, trump said that nearly three dozen of stealth aircraft flew over Japan unnoticed during a visit to Tokyo by U.S. Secretary of defense James Mattis in February. "They had 35 of them, which fly over Japan ... and they were not detected by radar, they flew, and all told, how in the hell did they come from? It is stealth. It's pretty cool, right," said trump.
Pretty cool? Maybe if this had actually happened, but that seems unlikely. First, only 10 of 16 American fighters marine corps in the first deployment, reportedly arrived in the country. The arrival of these first aircraft - a few weeks before the visit of the Mattis - no surprise, as the Marines announced the deployment before that.
Could at that time exist other F-35 in Japan? Well, it would be top secret, as the only foreign location of the aircraft is a small number of aircraft the F-35 in Europe in April.
In an interview with the Associated Press last month, trump said he was directly responsible for saving $700 million in the February order for 90 F-35 fighter. In this interview, he said that Japan would get "10 or 12" F-35.
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