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Japan will begin production of fifth-generation fighter

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Japan will begin production of fifth-generation fighter

The Japanese government made a revolutionary decision to allow Japanese companies to participate in the production of fifth-generation fighter F-35, ITAR-TASS reported.


The decision of the Japanese government opens up the possibility for Japanese corporations, in particular Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Electric and IHI to join the international consortium on the development and production of aircraft F-35, which is headed by the American corporation Lockheed Martin.

As expected, IHI will manufacture parts for the F-35 engine, and Mitsubish Heavy Industries will control the final assembly of the fighter. In total, Japanese companies can take part in the production of up to 40% of F-35 elements.

Since 1967, in Japan, there was a total ban on the export of weapons and defense technologies to all countries except the United States, but last year Tokyo decided to soften the embargo. Now the country can participate in international projects for the development and production weapons with the participation of NATO countries, as well as Australia and South Korea. The relaxation of the ban was made by the Japanese government, including with an eye to participating in the production of the F-35 fighter jets, which Tokyo had previously chosen as its next main combat aircraft of its air defense force.

Recall that in March 2013, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suggested that in the future the country's constitution could be revised to allow it to participate in UN security activities. According to him, article 9 of the constitution, which states that Japan "forever rejects war as a sovereign right of the country and the threat or use of force as a means of settling international disputes," may be revised.
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  1. domokl
    domokl 18 July 2013 09: 21 New
    +1
    The Japanese are directly moving towards the abolition of an article of the Constitution and the creation of a full-fledged army. Only the steam engine, I think, has already left. The Chinese, and we will squeeze the activity of the samurai quickly enough.
    1. tronin.maxim
      tronin.maxim 18 July 2013 09: 30 New
      +7
      Quote: domokl
      .Chinese, and we will squeeze the activity of the samurai quickly enough.

      Rather, the Chinese are faster, they have a tooth on Japan.
      1. domokl
        domokl 18 July 2013 09: 48 New
        +1
        Quote: tronin.maxim
        Rather, the Chinese are faster, they have a tooth on Japan.

        But why do the Chinese need it? Japan is a great counterweight to Russia in the Far East. And we, the Chinese, will simply put yap in front of the fact that missiles are firing all over the territory and it is almost impossible to defend oneself.
        Japan counts on confrontation in North Korea, but not with China or Russia
        1. Yeraz
          Yeraz 18 July 2013 14: 55 New
          +4
          Quote: domokl
          Japan is a great counterweight to Russia in the Far East

          And there everything is a counterbalance to each other))
          Quote: domokl
          And we, the Chinese, will simply put Yap in front of the fact-missiles are being hit all over the territory and it is almost impossible to defend

          Russia is in an advantageous position with a miserable settlement of the Far East, but the Chinese, although they have more territory, but the bulk of the population and industry, just on the shore and the impact of Japan will cause no less powerful effect.

          Quote: domokl
          Japan counts on confrontation in North Korea, but not with China or Russia

          This is yes.
          1. crazyrom
            crazyrom 18 July 2013 17: 29 New
            +1
            Wait, since when did the F-35 become a fifth-generation airplane? This is the usual clumsy 4 with stealth elements, and that’s it.
    2. buzuke
      buzuke 18 July 2013 09: 44 New
      +3
      .Chinese, and we will squeeze the activity of the samurai quickly enough.

      and how do we prevent them from arming themselves?
    3. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 18 July 2013 15: 00 New
      0
      Quote: domokl
      The Japanese are directly moving towards the abolition of an article of the Constitution and the creation of a full-fledged army.


      They are going straight to the grave, and at the same time building up speed. They really have no reason to fight with anyone, but the country is crowded with people. They would start to build artificial islands and settle and introduce demographic control, but they decided to release weapons.
  2. Tuzik
    Tuzik 18 July 2013 09: 22 New
    +1
    at the end of the 19th century, Japan also reformed laws and the army, armed itself with the help of America, England, and eventually got tamaguchi aggression. so, soon it will begin to rattle weapons.
    1. Argon
      Argon 18 July 2013 11: 00 New
      0
      As far as the content is clear, we are not talking about buying weapons i.e. an increase in its number, it is said about the loading of production capacities of Japanese companies in the framework of the international production program. Recent events (focus) and the economic situation in the world does not allow Japan to conduct its own R&D. To preserve the technology of the aviation industry, it is forced to go to the F-35 program, providing work of its own defense industry. In my opinion, an example worthy of imitation.
  3. klimpopov
    klimpopov 18 July 2013 09: 32 New
    +2
    Restless in any way! All their neighbors give rest! Sneaky people ...
    1. 46bob46
      46bob46 18 July 2013 10: 07 New
      +1
      Well, why immediately vile. They have a completely different culture, they just want to remember the samurai times, dig a couple of katanas, get them on the head and bury them back.
  4. knyazDmitriy
    knyazDmitriy 18 July 2013 10: 35 New
    -1
    what fearless people !!! and they’re not afraid that they will be washed away accidentally by the next tsunami.
  5. Scandinavian
    Scandinavian 18 July 2013 11: 02 New
    0
    They will start the production of fighters, but as always, in the end you will get a robot Iota .... Designers
  6. fzr1000
    fzr1000 18 July 2013 11: 24 New
    +1
    To Daaaalny Voooostok, let them go esheloooooon .... with new equipment and drugs. It's time, brother, it's time. And then we whisper.
  7. asbaev
    asbaev 18 July 2013 11: 31 New
    0
    I'm afraid for them it will not end well
  8. fzr1000
    fzr1000 18 July 2013 11: 48 New
    +1
    And this news also says that with ATD-X yapi said goodbye.

    1. Basileus
      Basileus 18 July 2013 15: 40 New
      0
      This, if you step aside from the attitude towards the Japanese, is the saddest thing, as it seems to me. More fighters - higher competition. And competition has not harmed anyone.
  9. Knowing
    Knowing 18 July 2013 19: 26 New
    0
    The Japanese can come up with their technology something more powerful than amers to be honest.

    And I'm glad that they are arming ... Because they are no match for us and have recently begun normal relations with us, at least, but to protect against China they need at least something - and this is their right (to protect the homeland from possible aggression) !!! What should they watch while China is gaining momentum ???
    And for us they are a counterbalance to the same, otherwise China would be aimed at us entirely!
    1. fzr1000
      fzr1000 19 July 2013 10: 29 New
      0
      If we compare the defense forces of Japan and our group in the Far East, then without nuclear weapons, we are not at all equal to Japan.
  10. Pattor
    Pattor 18 July 2013 20: 10 New
    0
    Apparently, it’s more profitable to enter into cooperation with the F-35 camps than to carry out OCD and bring the car. Yes, and ours with China at hand, are already testing their 5th generation options.
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