ASHINGTON – It is very interesting to analyze Prabowo’s visit to U.S. and Europe from 15 to 22 October 2020 in term of fighter procurement for the interest of Indonesia’ defense modernization.
We are going to analyze briefly the greatness of F-35 fighter produced by America.
According www.f35.com that F-35 consists of three variants and all of them are single-seat jet fighters. For example, the F-35A is the variant that has conventional takeoff and landing or CTOL system. While the F-35B is the variant that has short takeoff vertical landing or STOVL. And the last one is F-35C. It is the carrier variant or CV.
So, shortly we can say that the three f-35 variants have similar performance characteristics and are mainly distinguished by their different basing requirement as we the F-35B and F35-C have unique ways to takeoff and land.