Japan is a great customer for the military, not only a great mutual friendship in inter country relations. They are going to buy our latest and greatest.
(Reuters) – Japan’s defense ministry said on Tuesday it would pay 8.9 billion yen ($114 million) for each of Lockheed Martin’s (LMT.N) F-35 jet fighters in the initial stage of procurement.
The per-unit cost will come to 9.9 billion yen if backup parts are included, the ministry said.
The ministry plans to buy 42 of the radar-evading jets.