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Japan announced plans to create its own stealth fighter

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Japan will still develop its own stealth fighter. The government announced its intention to lay the costs of these works in the defense budget for the 2020 year. It is reported Yomiuri Shimbun.


Japan announced plans to create its own stealth fighter

The prototype demonstrator of the promising fifth-generation fighter ATD-X (X-2). 2017 photo of the year


After the 2030 year, the Japanese Ministry of Defense intends to receive a domestic stealth fighter that will replace the F-2 aircraft. According to the publication, the total cost of the project may exceed 1,5 trillion yen (14 billion dollars). It is reported that the development will be carried out jointly with the United States and Great Britain, as independent work can be very expensive. At the same time, Tokyo intends to use its own technologies as much as possible.

According to Tokyo's plans, the development of the new aircraft will use developments from its own program called Advanced Technology Demonstrator X (ATD-X), positioned as a "conceptual model of a promising fighter" of the fifth generation, created to play the role of a "flying stand" in order to develop technologies fighter of the future. The program was developed by the Technical Research & Development Institute (TRDI) of the Japanese Ministry of Defense and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

According to preconditions, a new fighter can be built in cooperation with other countries, but Japanese engines and radars, as well as other equipment, should be installed on it. According to the plans of the Japanese military, the fighter should be ready for the 2030 year to replace the 90 F-2 aircraft that entered service in the early 2000's. It should be equipped with cruise missiles capable of hitting ships with high efficiency.

Earlier in Japan, two options for creating a new stealth fighter were considered: in the first version of the work, it was supposed to conduct with the further promotion of its own stealth program, with developments under the Advanced Technology Demonstrator X (ATD-X) program and the second option is to conclude a deal with the American corporation Lockheed Martin, which proposed to Japan a plan to create a stealth fighter, which is a hybrid of two aircraft of this class - F-22 and F -35.
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  1. Svarog
    Svarog 21 August 2019 09: 02
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    Japan annually announces such plans, while purchasing US planes .. Apparently the United States greatly affects their plans ..
    1. svp67
      svp67 21 August 2019 09: 07
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      Quote: Svarog
      It can be seen that the United States greatly affects their plans ..

      Not without it. So, I fully admit that the "new Japanese" will be some of the modifications of the F-35, with a Japanese engine, radar and avionics
      1. NEOZ
        NEOZ 21 August 2019 10: 12
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        Quote: svp67
        with japanese engine

        it is unlikely....
      2. yehat
        yehat 21 August 2019 12: 58
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        I think the Americans proposed Japan the f-22 variant, converted avionics with f-35.
        but in my opinion, neither the f-35 nor the f-22 of Japan are suitable.
        The Japanese need a fighter with an outstanding range without external tanks, no weaker than the Su-57 or Su-35, and maybe more. In addition, you need the ability to carry at least 2 modern anti-ship missiles inside the case (and they have decent dimensions) and do not fit into the f-35 or f-22 (although the f-22 can be combined with compartments) plus a minimum of 2 SAM melee, but better than average.
        These are the minimum requirements that a fighter draws with a capacious LONG internal compartment, large tanks, and 2 engines (all the same, the failure of 1 engine over the sea is not very pleasant). Those. should get a car still class heavy fighters
        plus to this, the fighter must fulfill the functions of an interceptor at least no worse than f-2, i.e. thrust should be at the level not lower than afterburner 1.3M.
        Perhaps the Japanese are not so important controlled thrust vector or masking infrared radiation or optical station.
        those. what the Japanese need is an analogue of the su-57, but aimed not at gaining superiority in the air, but at intercepting and using missiles on the ground from a great distance at their own target designation. Probably even closer to him is the Chinese J-20.

        In total, the key parameters are a powerful AFAR, a large supply of internal fuel tanks, 2 engines at least no weaker than those on the penguin and f-22, a large elongated internal compartment for large-sized weapons, stealth elements. Everything else is secondary.
        Do I need a double - I still can not understand.
    2. Same lech
      Same lech 21 August 2019 09: 07
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      It can be seen that the United States greatly affects their plans ..

      Or maybe the spirit of the samurai ... the day will come when Japan declares its rights to the rest of the world ... this is the point.
      Why do Japanese self-defense forces need a modern offensive weapon of the fifth generation fighter.
      The world is definitely sliding into a new arms race.
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 21 August 2019 09: 27
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        Quote: The same LYOKHA
        . there will be a day when Japan declares its rights

        We have no joy from this, only headaches. With a tiger in a nearby forest, you can somehow get along, until he became a cannibal.
    3. Civil
      Civil 21 August 2019 09: 19
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      Sly yapi, they most likely want to bring down the price of Penguins, they say that every year.
  2. Honest Citizen
    Honest Citizen 21 August 2019 09: 04
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    Japan will still develop its own stealth fighter.

    "Subtle" for whom? For enemy radars or for the budget for the purchase of the American F35?
  3. Galleon
    Galleon 21 August 2019 09: 06
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    The news is one of the evidence that the F-35 turned out to be a well-selling failure.
  4. Aviator_
    Aviator_ 21 August 2019 09: 08
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    I remember that in the 70's, Japan didn’t even pull their own civilian plane, but I really wanted to ... What the owners from the other side of the ocean say, they will do it, and so it is very similar to the projects of Gogol's character Manilov.
    1. yehat
      yehat 21 August 2019 13: 05
      +1
      they all pulled. they have a normal civilian aircraft and amphibious aircraft at a good level. Do not underestimate Japanese industry.
      Yes, their new generations of engineers without much imagination, but they know their business well and can work hard at no extra cost for the idea.
      1. Aviator_
        Aviator_ 21 August 2019 19: 58
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        There is industry. Not aviation only. In Tokyo, I flew a Boeing 787, not made in Japan. And even on a regional flight to Okinawa - on an American plane.
        1. yehat
          yehat 22 August 2019 10: 29
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          they had a recession after a collapse on the stock exchange, and then Japan was shaking several times from other events - from Tsunami and Fukushima to saving the dollar. But they are now returning their production.
          I think in 4 years you will see changes in the fleet.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 21 August 2019 09: 09
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    Although they are called inconspicuous, and then plus ...
    However, "invisible" can only be hehemon!
  6. Ros 56
    Ros 56 21 August 2019 09: 17
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    Yeah, still say that his performance characteristics will be better than the F-35 and F-22. Yes, striped on them for this a couple of vigorous bombs will be dropped.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 August 2019 10: 22
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    ($ 14 billion). It is reported that the development will be carried out jointly with the United States and Britain.
    And what is the reason for the same Americans to help in the creation of a Japanese aircraft if they churn out their F-35s for sale, which must be sold to the "allies" in any way. Although why not take part in the "development" of the proposed amount.
  8. Sky strike fighter
    Sky strike fighter 21 August 2019 11: 17
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    It is reported that the development will be carried out jointly with the United States and Great Britain, as independent work can be very expensive. At the same time, Tokyo intends to use its own technologies as much as possible.

    The point then is it to do it at all if the dependence on the USA and Great Britain continues? Let them then do the F-35 on their line better. And so they will depend on the West.
  9. g1washntwn
    g1washntwn 21 August 2019 11: 30
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    As far as I remember, ATD-X started in 2004, and the final decision to make its X-2 Sinxing was made in 2007. So the title is a little inconsistent.
  10. yehat
    yehat 21 August 2019 13: 07
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    Quote: Sky Strike fighter
    The point then is it to do it at all if dependence on the USA and Great Britain continues?

    cooperation allows more efficient concentration of investments. Doing everything yourself at once is very hard. A high degree of cooperation very often reduces costs and improves quality.
    But dependence is still inevitable - American engines without options.