Air Force invites Asia-Pacific allies to F-35 symposium

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The new F–35 Joint Strike Fighter plane was on display in Hawaii recently.

The United States Air Force hosted a symposium on the F–35's where they invited their Asia–Pacific allies to learn what the plane can do.

The F–35 costs about $100 million to make and will be replacing the A–10 and the F–16.

Brigadier General Craig Wills says this new plane represents a "quantum leap" in air combat capability.

The U.S. Marine Corps has already deployed ten planes to a base in Japan.

Our own Eielson Air Force base is expecting 54 F–35's within the next three years.