Exercise Bushido Guardian brings Japan and Australia together
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has deployed six F-35A Lightning II aircraft to Japan for the first time as part of Exercise Bushido Guardian 23.
The exercise will take place at Komatsu Air Base until 15 September, and will include bilateral air combat training between RAAF and Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF).
RAAF F-35As will conduct training alongside fourth and fifth-generation JASDF air capabilities, including Japan’s F-35As.
Air Marshal Rob Chipman, Chief of Air Force, said the exercise demonstrated strength within Australia and Japan’s commitment to a strong bilateral strategic partnership.