BLUF12 US Marine Corps F-35Bs—normally based in Japan—will be deployed to Australia and, while in Australia, will be practising a US Marine Corps concept known as ‘Expeditionary Advanced Basing Operations’.
This article by Mike Yeo, writing for Defense News, makes the following points:
- The 12 F-35Bs are from US Marine Fighter Attack squadrons 121 and 242.
- A US spokesman said deploying US jets based in Japan to Australia should be a ‘robust and in-depth’ exercise of the US Marine Corps concept.
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References from the Web:
- MAY 2022 F-35B: What you need to know about the Lightning jet—Forces.net
- AUG 2022 F-35B, world's most modern fighter jet which RSAF is getting, shows its mettle in Australia exercise—The Straits Times
- SEP 2022 How the F-35 swept Europe, and the competition it could soon face—Defense News