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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 11:01 p.m. PST

"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 supplement its growing fleet of F-35s.

In February 2019, the Japanese Ministry of Defense explicitly confirmed these intentions to Jane's. Reportedly, F-3 performance requirements are set to be released in the 2020 budget, with development officially beginning in 2021 and a first flight targeted for 2030…."


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Lion in the Stars20 Apr 2019 6:13 a.m. PST

10 years development? That's pretty aggressive, pretty sure the Advanced Tactical Fighter competition took more like 15, and the Joint Strike Fighter took 20.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 11:22 a.m. PST



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