Military Review

The program to create a Japanese fighter F-3 frozen

25
Reuters reports that the Japanese government has decided to freeze the F-3 advanced fighter program because of financial problems and the urgent need to quickly equip the Self-Defense Forces with countermeasures to the "North Korean and Chinese threats." According to some estimates, more than 3 billion dollars will be required for the development and deployment of the production of new Japanese fighter jets (F-40). At the same time, the decision on production for the inclusion of the project in the five-year defense plan, the implementation of which will begin in April 2019, must be made no later than the first half of 2018.


The decision regarding the F-3, the sources noted, will be made, most likely, only after the 2018 year.

The program to create a Japanese fighter F-3 frozen


The publication notes that Japan can not afford to spend 40 billion dollars on this project, taking into account the purchase of American weapons, including F-35 aircraft, Raytheon missiles, etc. The issue of acquiring missile interceptors to counter the North Korean threat is also being considered.

However, the Japanese Defense Forces want the F-3 fighters to withstand the growing Chinese power in the sky over the western part of the Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea. In addition, the creation of the aircraft should strengthen the defense industry in Japan thanks to the provision of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and its suppliers to the first fighter program two decades later, when its own F-2 fighter was produced.

The development of a new aircraft at Mitsubishi has already begun, but for now this is a “flying box” without all systems, another source said.

Mitsubishi in April 2016 of the year has already demonstrated its fifth-generation aircraft project X-2. Thus, Japan became the fourth country after Russia, the United States and China, which began testing the fifth-generation fighter of its own production.

Recall, last week, US President Donald Trump offered Japan to buy weapons to intercept North Korean missiles. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed Tokyo’s intention to buy weapons from the United States.
Photos used:
https://yandex.ru/images
25 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.

I have an account? Sign in

  1. 210ox
    210ox 14 November 2017 10: 58 New
    +5
    That's what it is necessary to say. Canceled. Due to financial problems after the decision to purchase the F-35. By the way, this box that stands on the slipway is beautiful.
    1. Ankipelgygyrgyn
      Ankipelgygyrgyn 14 November 2017 11: 00 New
      +1
      Due to financial problems after the decision to purchase the F-35.

      Yeah, after talking with the Amer partners, there was absolutely no money left.
      1. Zhelezyakin
        Zhelezyakin 14 November 2017 11: 06 New
        +3
        Quote: Ankypelgygyrgyn
        Yeah, after talking with the Amer partners, there was absolutely no money left.

        The partners are already asking for a lot of communication.
        1. cniza
          cniza 14 November 2017 11: 16 New
          0
          Quote: 210ox
          That's what it is necessary to say. Canceled. Due to financial problems after the decision to purchase the F-35. By the way, this box that stands on the slipway is beautiful.


          Encrypted, although everyone knows where the money will go.
          1. hrych
            hrych 14 November 2017 11: 29 New
            +2
            Quote: cniza
            Encrypted, although everyone knows where the money will go.

            At one time, Israel wanted to make its light fighter - an analogue of the f-16, but the owner said that they say you will lose more. Here the Siberian Crane is true one Israeli F-35 hit, Sterkh-200 wassat Here is a similar situation, especially after the flight of the Un-rocket through Japan, the THAADS, as a means of panic offered them, of course at sky-high prices, well, and F-35. Trump is a business man, unlike the untalented Obama, knows how to foist bad goods laughing
          2. NIKNN
            NIKNN 14 November 2017 11: 30 New
            +3
            Quote: cniza
            Encrypted, although everyone knows where the money will go.

            Who will allow them to spend American money on their development ... laughing
            A grateful patient comes to the doctor, carries cognac, sweets, caviar, etc. - Here, doctor, thank you very much! Doctor: - Listen, and who allowed you to spend my money ?! . .
    2. Scoun
      Scoun 14 November 2017 11: 08 New
      +1
      Quote: 210ox
      That's what you need to say. Canceled. Due to financial problems

      The Japanese are technologically very developed, but to see it they thought that it is possible to build a plane that meets the characteristics of the 5th generation, but its combat use and teaching it to fight is another problem, this also requires rockets and everything.
      Look, the Germans and the French are trying to create by 2040, and the Turks seem to be by 2025)) Erdogan thinks that they are more advanced than the Yap and the Germans, and with the 5th it’s not so simple as with 4+
      IMHA.
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 14 November 2017 14: 14 New
        +1
        IMHO we are lucky that the Japanese did not begin to make their plane.
        Until now, they have remade all Amer fighters for themselves with improvements. And this one would be better than the F-35. hi
    3. Berkut24
      Berkut24 14 November 2017 11: 15 New
      +2
      Yes, it’s not only a matter of financial problems. The main problem is the inability to quickly develop and bring to mind all the systems for the 5th generation fighter. Actually, in Japan there is currently no school for creating combat aircraft as such. there is no industry that has the experience of mass production of something of its own. All that Japan collected on its territory is the assembly of clones from the spare parts that were sent from the United States. There are very few of them there.
      Japan is catastrophically lagging behind in terms of the USA, Russia and China. And he perfectly understands that at best he will finish the 5th generation test program by the time the 6th generation is already in service with other "aviation" countries. You can’t buy time for any money. Therefore, they are ready to buy something like 5- or 4+ to replace an aging park. Well, at least something.
    4. Juborg
      Juborg 14 November 2017 12: 43 New
      0
      Hahhhh! The Yankees fussed great. The development and production of our own aircraft would cost many times less to Japan.
  2. Zhelezyakin
    Zhelezyakin 14 November 2017 11: 01 New
    +4
    He looked at the glider and wanted to fasten the wheels to it. It hurts to look like a F1 car. The colors of scuderia would have gone;)
  3. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 14 November 2017 11: 07 New
    +4
    They were late with the 5th generation, as were the Europeans.
    When the Americans and Chinese entered the assembly line, the Russians prototyped
    before release.
    And the Japanese have a naked glider.
    1. Deniska
      Deniska 14 November 2017 11: 23 New
      0
      I completely agree. But how touched the unmanned .... I think you should not throw. Would bring to flight instance. The fuselage is beautiful no matter how))
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 14 November 2017 11: 32 New
        +1
        They will bring it when the situation with Eun is dismantled. They need
        urgently invest in missile defense. Buy a lot of batteries.
        But I don’t want to increase the budget. Japan just
        began to emerge from prolonged stagnation.
    2. san4es
      san4es 14 November 2017 11: 29 New
      +2
      Quote: voyaka uh
      They were late with the 5th generation, just like the Europeans ..

    3. EvilLion
      EvilLion 14 November 2017 15: 25 New
      +1
      The Chinese are on the conveyor. Damn, you don’t make laughs like that. The normal motor has not been done so far, but already on the conveyor.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 14 November 2017 11: 08 New
    +3
    Forget Mr. Japanese about yours. Trump divorced you, now you will only get American and for a lot of money.
  5. Lavrenti Pavlovich
    Lavrenti Pavlovich 14 November 2017 11: 11 New
    0
    Cute, fashionable, if only he would fly, as well as a “box”.
  6. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 14 November 2017 11: 35 New
    +4
    If all goes well, the aircraft will be put into operation already in 2035. And the "North Korean and Chinese threat" is already here and now. It seems to me that they will buy planes from America and stop suffering garbage.
  7. pavelty
    pavelty 14 November 2017 14: 13 New
    +1
    Eh ... samurai, swords, honor - everything was so beautiful)) fell under a country that destroyed more than 200 thousand citizens
    1. EvilLion
      EvilLion 14 November 2017 15: 29 New
      +1
      And their heads were beautifully chopped.
      So who I do not mind at all is the Japanese.
  8. APASUS
    APASUS 14 November 2017 19: 36 New
    0
    I even know what kind of weapons these $ 40 billion will go to purchase, or rather, who will buy the weapons
    1. Urs
      Urs 14 November 2017 23: 15 New
      0
      Yeah, our MIG35 at the wholesale price lol
      Well, why are we giving them empty boxes? They’ve got their offsprings there. fellow
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 15 November 2017 17: 07 New
        0
        Quote: Urs
        Yeah, our MIG35

        Well, yes, for this, the Americans slowed down the research and development of Japan on this topic, so that the Japanese would buy our planes.
        Naive
        1. Urs
          Urs 15 November 2017 20: 26 New
          0
          C'mon, you took my comments seriously.
          Naive.
          The development of the airframe and monocoque Mig35 cost a lot of money.
          So how can the Chinese sell such things to the Japs, with their meticulousness and equipment, they will not only copy but also do better. Although the Chinese are also fraught with copying with refinement and getting very good results.