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Japan has decided on the timing of the development of a new fighter NGF

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Japan has decided on the timing of the development of a new fighter NGF

In Japan, the deadlines for the development, testing and serial production of the promising NGF fighter, which will replace the Mitsubishi F-2 fighters in the army, are announced. According to Defense News, the assembly of the first flight prototype will begin in 2024, flight tests are scheduled for 2028, and mass production is planned to be launched in 2031.


The development of a new fighter is engaged in the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries concern. It is planned that the concern’s specialists will prepare an outline design of the aircraft by the end of March 2021, to which the Japanese authorities put forward several mandatory requirements at once: low costs, obtaining new-generation fighter technologies and high modernization potential.

At the end of last year, the Ministry of Defense of Japan published a design image of a new fighter. The new aircraft is planned to be made twin-engine, with elements of stealth. Obviously, the aircraft will receive internal compartments for armament, but also retain the external suspension. Japanese engines and radars should be installed on it, as well as other equipment if possible. It is not known whether a two-seater version of the aircraft is provided, since today we are talking only about a single.

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, it was planned to build a new fighter in cooperation with other countries, but later this idea was abandoned. According to the plans of the Japanese military, the fighter should replace the 90 F-2 aircraft that entered service in the early 2000s. It should be equipped with cruise missiles capable of hitting ships with high efficiency.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 11 July 2020 08: 39
    -6
    Wow! Of course, they can’t refuse computer graphics. And they painted it like a predatory fish ...
  2. Antifreeze
    Antifreeze 11 July 2020 08: 40
    11
    So they bought the same F-35.
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 11 July 2020 08: 53
      -2
      Quote: Antifreeze
      So they bought the same F-35.

      Hope for "Penguin", but don't make a mistake yourself laughing
    2. Doccor18
      Doccor18 11 July 2020 08: 53
      +3
      F35 will go mainly to aviation of the Navy. And these hypothetical ones are in the Air Force.
      1. Piramidon
        Piramidon 11 July 2020 10: 12
        0
        Quote: Doccor18
        F35 will go mainly to aviation of the Navy. And these hypothetical ones are in the Air Force.

        But for some reason it is supposed to use them in operations at sea.
        It should be equipped with cruise missiles capable of high efficiency hit ships.
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 11 July 2020 13: 03
          0
          Quote: Piramidon
          But for some reason it is supposed to use them in operations at sea.

          A twin-engine aircraft is better suited for operations on the sea.
      2. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 11 July 2020 11: 45
        +3
        They bought the F35V for helicopter carriers ... but God forbid they saw the fighter for about 10 years. Or even more.
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 11 July 2020 13: 04
          -2
          In 2031, the start of mass production is scheduled, a maximum of 2 years is shifted.
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 11 July 2020 13: 49
            0
            Maybe so. Turbojet engines they do not need to develop.
    3. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 11 July 2020 09: 30
      0
      There are few of them and they need a twin-engine fighter.
  3. Doccor18
    Doccor18 11 July 2020 08: 55
    0
    small expenses ..

    somehow combine with
    receiving technologies of new generation fighters and high modernization potential. 
    Well, the Japanese, just wizards ..
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 11 July 2020 09: 06
    0
    There is still a lot of time, let's see if they come out with "The Scarlet Flower", or get a burdock burdock. ...
    1. Soko
      Soko 11 July 2020 09: 20
      +8
      Quote: Thrifty
      There is still a lot of time, let's see if they come out with "The Scarlet Flower", or get a burdock burdock.

      I think the Japanese can handle it. It's a question of time. True, requirements can change along the way - add something, refuse something.
  5. Grazdanin
    Grazdanin 11 July 2020 09: 14
    +4
    They need a twin-engine aircraft of the 5th generation, the United States does not sell, they have to do it themselves.
  6. Mechanocleap
    Mechanocleap 11 July 2020 10: 57
    +1
    Already everyone feels like making and developing 5th generation airplanes))) 6th probably every country will have its own))