Japan Really, Really Wants a Homemade Sixth-Generation Stealth Fighter
The National Interest -

Sebastien Roblin

Security, Asia

Here's what we know.

Key point: Japan wants its own homemade stealth fighter. However, it is still unsure if Tokyo can manage the high costs of such advanced technology.

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 to...

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