The F-35 Is Old News: Japan Is Already Reaching For 6th Generation Fighters
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Sebastien Roblin


Asian air space is busy.

Key point:When Jane’s asked a Japanese official what the top five priorities were for the F-3, he listed “capability for future air superiority” first.

Japan’s 2019 Mid-Term Defense review quietly revealed that after years of hesitation, Tokyo has decided to press ahead with development of its own domestically designed sixth-generation Mitsubishi F-3 air-superiority stealth fighter, rather than purchasing an additional foreign stealth design...

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