The Department of Defense ordered a 5 generation military aircraft over 8 years ago. Active design work was launched in 2009. It is noted that the system "stealth" has an effective scattering area, which allows it to hide from recognition by modern radars. The aircraft is equipped with two turbojet engines and can develop supersonic speed without the use of afterburner.
The specialists of the company are involved in the creation of the Japanese fighter Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
From the characteristics of the aircraft:
Empty mass - 13 tons, maximum speed - 2660 km / h, maximum flight altitude - 20 thousand m, wingspan - 9 m, fuselage length - about 14 m, crew - 1 people.
Information Agency Kyodo reports that the plane made a flight from the airfield to the city of Nagoya to the airbase in Gifu Prefecture.
The manufacturer, on the basis of X2 flight tests (ATD-X), will conclude that it is possible to start mass production of an 5 generation aircraft for the country's Air Force in 2019. Currently, Japan has spent about 335 million dollars developing the project.