Japan newest F-35 Lightning II customer

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 6:38pm EST

Steve O'Bryan, vice president of F-35 program integration, Lockheed Martin

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Japan is the newest customer for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II next-generation fighter planes.

Japan's government selected the stealth fighter to help boost its aging air force, according to the Associated Press.

Steve O'Bryan, the vice president of F-35 Program Integration at Lockheed Martin, In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what the purchase means for the U.S. F-35 program and where it stands today.

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