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Japan wants to sell old F-15s to US to fund F-35 purchases

Washington considers reselling the used jets to Southeast Asian governments

An F-15 jet takes off from a Self-Defense Forces base in Ibaraki Prefecture. Japan's oldest F-15s began service in the early 1980s.
An F-15 jet takes off from a Self-Defense Forces base in Ibaraki Prefecture. Japan's oldest F-15s began service in the early 1980s.

TOKYO -- The Japanese government is considering selling some F-15 jets to the U.S. to raise funds for purchases of cutting-edge F-35 stealth fighters, Nikkei has learned, with Washington in turn weighing the sale of those outdated planes to Southeast Asian countries.

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