Feb 29 2012

Japan warns US: JSF will be cancelled when price increases

Gepubliceerd door JSFNieuws.nl om 6:42 onder Global F35 News

Reuters reports from Tokyo: Japan may cancel orders for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jets in the case of a price rise or delivery delay, Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka said on Wednesday, putting Tokyo’s choice of next-generation combat aircraft in doubt.

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Japan is due to pay 9.9 billion yen ($122.96 million) per fighter for an initial batch of four that are scheduled for delivery by March 2017. Japan plans to buy 42 in total.

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“I believe we would need to consider as a potential option matters like cancelling our orders and starting a new selection process if that is the case.”

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