|An Australian F-35 during flight tests (File Photo)|
NAGOYA (Kyodo) -- Japan's first domestically assembled F-35 fighter was unveiled Monday ahead of the delivery by March of two of the aircraft to the Defense Ministry, which plans to deploy them at Misawa Air Base in northeastern Japan.
The fighter jet, unveiled at the Komakiminami factory of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. in Aichi Prefecture, features high stealth capabilities and mobility, and is expected to collaborate in surveillance activities with F-35 aircraft operated by U.S. forces.
The factory in central Japan is one of two plants for final assembly and checks of the fighters outside the United States.
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