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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.

April 28, 2018

Why the F-35 Isn’t Good Enough for Japan

By Abraham Ait
Tokyo looks to American and indigenous alternatives as a result of the joint strike fighter’s shortcomings.
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.
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.

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.

April 25, 2016

Japan’s New 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet Makes Maiden Flight

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The flight took place with ‘no particular problems,’ according to Japanese defense officials.

April 13, 2016

Japan’s New 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet to Take off This Month

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The maiden flight of the new X-2 prototype is scheduled for the end of April.

March 10, 2016

Japan’s New 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet Doing Well in Tests

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The aircraft will have its first test-flight in a few weeks, according to Japanese officials.
January 29, 2016

Japan Unveils New 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Tokyo’s first domestically produced stealth fighter prototype was unveiled to the media this week.

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