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Tuesday, April 09, 2019

The Japanese F-35 fighter jet missing in the Pacific could be a major security headache for the U.S. if Russia or China locate the state-of-the-art fighter jet first, experts warn.

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Japanese defense officials say a search is underway for the fighter jet after it disappeared from radar during a flight exercise in northern Japan. The plane's pilot is also missing.

Bristling with sophisticated technology and weaponry, the F-35 is the result of the most expensive weapons program in America's military history, valued at $406.1 billion.

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I love the cover-up on this one:

"The plane's pilot is also missing."

Here on Earth, it's called "Communion".

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-04-09 11:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

China ... I bet the plane is in China ....

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-10 12:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Always knew the F-35 was a BS "gravy train" project.

It goes missing in peacetime.. it'll be a dog's lunch during hostilities.

Saw videos of it flying. Seems awfully sluggish in the air.

#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-10 01:54 AM | Reply

China ... I bet the plane is in China ...

Possible. LOL

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-10 01:55 AM | Reply

I believe it's been found

#5 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-04-10 02:28 AM | Reply

Wreckage of crashed Japanese F-35 fighter jet found

Wreckage from a Japanese F-35 stealth fighter jet has been found, a day after it disappeared from radar over the Pacific Ocean.

The pilot of the plane, however, is still missing, Japanese military officials said

This is only the second time an F-35 has crashed since the jet began flying, according to Reuters.
www.bbc.com

#6 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-04-10 02:44 AM | Reply

Tracking a F35 on radar is difficult. Literally they have to attach something reflective on the aircraft or open the weapon bay or drop the landing gear..

#7 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-04-10 06:42 AM | Reply

China ... I bet the plane is in China ....

#2 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2019-04-10 12:21 AM | FLAG:

You should probably not bet on things.

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-04-10 08:22 AM | Reply

They found it ....

www.reuters.com

You should probably not bet on things.
#8 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

It was a joke ... but sure take everything seriously ..

#9 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-10 10:07 AM | Reply

#7 | Posted by docnjo F35 do have transponders, but they are invisible to radar when they go black.

#10 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-04-10 11:32 AM | Reply

Wreckage from a Japanese F-35 stealth fighter jet has been found, a day after it disappeared from radar over the Pacific Ocean.

Is that for real? Stelth fighter disappeared from radar? How stealth is that if it was followed by radar?

#11 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-11 01:41 PM | Reply

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