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

Japan to Pursue Locally Developed Next Generation 'Future Fighter' Project
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.
Will Japan and the UK Collaborate on Sixth-Generation Tempest Future Fighter Aircraft?
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.

What’s in the New Japan-Philippines Military Helicopter Deal Chatter?
May 09, 2018

What’s in the New Japan-Philippines Military Helicopter Deal Chatter?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A potentially significant agreement on spare parts is once again in the headlines.

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

Japan Denies Scrapping 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Program
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.

Japan's Scraps Domestic Development of 5th Generation 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.
Japan to Delay Development of New Stealth Fighter
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.

Japan and UK to Collaborate on Advanced Stealth Fighter Jet
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.

Leveraging the Third Offset Strategy in the US-Japan Alliance
October 28, 2016

Leveraging the Third Offset Strategy in the US-Japan Alliance

By Yuki Tatsumi and Pamela Kennedy
The innovation central to the Third Offset Strategy could take the U.S.-Japan alliance even higher.

Japan’s Air Force to Receive 100 New Stealth Fighter Jets
July 07, 2016

Japan’s Air Force to Receive 100 New Stealth Fighter Jets

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan is slated to launch a tender for a new fighter aircraft this month.
Japan’s New Stealth Fighter Jet to Conduct 50 Test Flights in 2016-17
May 02, 2016

Japan’s New Stealth Fighter Jet to Conduct 50 Test Flights in 2016-17

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan plans a year-long campaign to flight-test its new X-2 fifth-generation fighter technology demonstrator.

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