British, Italian and Japanese defense chiefs plan to meet in Tokyo amid 'growing tension' from China

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British, Italian and Japanese defense chiefs plan to meet in Tokyo amid 'growing tension' from China

Defense chiefs from Britain, Italy and Japan are scheduled to meet in Tokyo next month amid “growing tensions” from China. In addition to discussing the issue of cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region in connection with the intensification of military exercises by China, the parties will also touch upon the creation of a new generation jet fighter.

As for the Japanese side, this joint project, which will be developed by it in parallel with two NATO member countries, will allow Tokyo to get a new weapon, in addition to what it acquires from its key ally and strategic partner - the United States.



At the same time, according to the source, during the meeting, Defense Ministers Ben Wallace, Guido Crosetto and Yasukazu Hamada will discuss the possibility of supplying such equipment to other states. In this regard, the Japanese government intends to significantly simplify the export of weapons to other countries by amending its new National Security Strategy. The document may undergo changes as early as April.

Separately, we are talking about joint work on a promising fighter.

Leading military-industrial companies will be selected as contractors for the development of the fighter, among them: Japanese Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, British BAE Systems Inc., Italian Leonardo SpA.

The combat aircraft is expected to replace not only the approximately 90 F-2s currently in service with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, which are nearing the end of their service life, but also approximately 240 4th-generation Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighters.

Recall that in December last year, the leaders of the three aforementioned countries reached a consensus on the joint production of an advanced combat aircraft around 2035. They argued their position with the more tense global security situation caused by the Russian “invasion” of Ukraine.
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  1. 0
    20 February 2023 21: 18
    We reached a consensus on the joint production of an advanced combat aircraft around 2035.

    2035!!! And until the age of 35, what will they fly on? Modern technologies make it possible to re-equip the fleet of military aircraft within 10 years. The Chinese already have a functioning 6th generation fighter, what will happen next?
    1. -1
      20 February 2023 21: 26
      Technology allows, finance does not. Will be in service with Eurofighters, F-2(16)/15/35. It is not generations of fighters that are fighting, but the armed forces. If the Chinese Armed Forces are increasing quantitatively, then qualitatively they are still far from the "Western" technology.
    2. 0
      20 February 2023 21: 30
      Quote: Vyacheslav57
      The Chinese already have a functioning 6th generation fighter

      AND??? wassat
      In fact, you have outdated info, the Chinese are already using a TIE Fighter type fighter manufactured by the Chinese corporation Sienar Fleet Systems.
      1. +4
        20 February 2023 21: 44
        How Italy is straining China? Maybe I missed something in geography? Okay, Great Britain, it had colonies all over the world. And Italy? Pasta has never been further than the Mediterranean puddle and Somalia. How can China strain them? They will send some other Italian galley to patrol the China Sea.
        1. 0
          20 February 2023 22: 47
          Quote: Bearded
          How Italy is straining China?

          I, too, "in a misunderstanding" where this Italy and China, and even Caudle in Japan. Well, remember the Berlin-Rome-Tokyo Axis, only here the British are already playing the role of the Nazis. The spiral works according to Hilbert's theory, everything comes back, but with a loss in space.
          1. 0
            20 February 2023 23: 27
            The loot annoys them, and the affairs of the pygmies do not really bother them.
        2. 0
          21 February 2023 05: 49
          Well, the Italians are participating because of the fighter, not China. In addition, he and the British want to involve Japan in military assistance to Kyiv. Including the Japanese, they want to connect to various programs for the production of UAVs for Ukraine.
  2. +2
    20 February 2023 21: 18
    Oooh, well, if the pasta raged, consider China Khan! Is the new Duce already prepared?

    It remains to find out who, by virtue of tradition, will save the Italians from their ambitions this time?
    1. +1
      21 February 2023 03: 37
      Quote: lubesky
      pasta raged

      British scientists: "Influence of growing tension from the PRC on the length of pasta in Italy"! wassat
  3. 0
    20 February 2023 23: 30
    Apparently, Italy and England have a common border with China ...... The devils are very worried ....
  4. +1
    21 February 2023 00: 50
    Lord, why did the pasta get in there? Why are they doing this?!
  5. 0
    21 February 2023 01: 31
    Somehow I strongly doubt that by 2035 the UK will survive. And NATO. And the European Union. And the USA.
  6. 0
    21 February 2023 02: 24
    British, Italian and Japanese defense chiefs plan to meet in Tokyo amid 'growing tension' from China

    - Japan is understandable - neighbors, and there is something to answer to China for.
    - Britain is understandable - they climb into all holes, where with a snake, where with soap, because such a naturerequest.
    - Italy... And where are these? Where is the voltage rising?
  7. 0
    21 February 2023 03: 13
    Defense chiefs from Britain, Italy and Japan are scheduled to meet in Tokyo next month amid "growing tensions" from China.
    Where is China and where is Italy? What do they need in that region? Or merikatos shoved his boot who got caught first? bully
  8. 0
    23 February 2023 14: 26
    British, Italian and Japanese defense chiefs plan to meet in Tokyo amid 'growing tension' from China

    Japan is understandable, bzdit + Americans are inciting!
    But what about England and Italy?

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