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April 25, 2019

US Offers Japan Access to F-35 Code for New Stealth Fighter

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Lockheed Martin is reportedly offering Tokyo top secret software as part of its pitch to develop Japan’s next-generation stealth fighter.

February 05, 2019

Japan to Pursue Locally Developed Next Generation 'Future Fighter' Project

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s Ministry of Defense confirmed that it will locally design and develop a new stealth fighter by the 2030s.
August 02, 2018

Will Japan and the UK Collaborate on Sixth-Generation Tempest Future Fighter Aircraft?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan and the United Kingdom are exploring options to collaborate on a new advanced stealth fighter jet.

April 17, 2018

Japan Air Self Defense Force: Intercepts Down 23 Percent

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The number of Japan Air Self Defense Force scrambles decreased by 23 percent during fiscal year 2017.

March 09, 2018

Will US and UK Join Japan's Stealth Fighter Program?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan's new fighter jet will purportedly be based on existing European or U.S. aircraft designs.

March 07, 2018

Japan Denies Scrapping 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Program

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s Ministry of Defense distanced itself from reports that it is no longer pursuing an indigenous stealth fighter jet.
March 06, 2018

Japan's Scraps Domestic Development of 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan is slated to discontinue the development of an indigenous stealth fighter jet.

November 16, 2017

Japan to Delay Development of New Stealth Fighter

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan is likely to postpone the development of the indigenously designed and developed F-3 stealth fighter jet.

August 17, 2017

US, Japan Conduct Military Exercise Near Senkakus

By Franz-Stefan Gady
U.S. B-1B bombers and Japanese fighters participated in a joint air drill in the vicinity of the Senkaku islands on August 15.

July 17, 2017

Japan Air Self-Defense Force: Chinese Intercepts Down 50, Russia Up 60 Percent

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Following a record high in 2016, the number of Chinese military aircraft approaching Japanese airspace was almost cut in half from April to June 2017.

March 28, 2017

Japan and UK to Collaborate on Advanced Stealth Fighter Jet

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan and the United Kingdom have agreed to explore options to jointly develop a new fighter aircraft.
August 02, 2016

Japan’s Defense White Paper Highlights Growing Threat From China

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s 2016 Defense White Paper expresses “deep concern” over China’s growing assertiveness in the maritime domain.

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