European arms dealers eager to sell the new Japanese F-20 fighter deal with China
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Global Network reporter Li Zongze reported to catch up with China, Russia and other countries in the gap on the new stealth fighter, Japan is actively preparing for the procurement of new aircraft to fill its vacancies Five machine. According to Taiwan’s “China Post” reported on February 23, with the largest single purchase U.S. fighter competition, the European arms dealers who are actively selling to Europe, Japan, “Typhoon” aircraft.
reported that although the United States has always been Japan’s favorite fighter, but fighters in the face of Europe, Japan, the preference of U.S. warplanes appeared loose. At the same time, fighters have their own problems and technical limitations reduces the interest of the Japanese to buy American fighter planes. It is understood that if the United States and Japan reached an agreement, the value of aircraft purchase is expected to exceed $ 10 billion. Some analysts said that if Japan chose Eurofighter, Europe and Japan will replicate the future of US-Japan defense cooperation.
alleged that Japan’s purchase agreement will contain 40 or 50 new aircraft. In order to obtain the favor of Japan, has enhanced its associated lobby groups. However, as Japan and the U.S. military to create a close relationship, F-35, F/A-18 fighter will be the biggest competitor in Europe. Analysts said U.S. warplanes are still maintained a huge advantage. In fact, Japan would like to receive from the United States is the F-22 fighters, the U.S. refused to sell for their own reasons; In addition, production delays and cost overruns for the F-35 also cast a shadow. But to create “Typhoon” European defense companies have benefited. Europe tried to persuade Japan to buy its aircraft, declared that “Typhoon” is the “best”, “air to air combat capability with leading.”
article also said that the rapid development of mainland China for the Japanese military authorities to “wake-up call.” In early January this year, Continental flight test of a new generation stealth fighter prototype. Although the actual deployment of this new fighter from there a few years, but it is widely be seen as the F-22 competitors. Five machines in the field, the mainland ahead of Japan. Even without the shock of the mainland to bring the new fighter, Japan also faces replacing F-4EJ and F-15 fighters of the pressure. Japan was originally due in 2007 to make the decision to buy planes, but because of financial and domestic problems delayed the purchase period.
end, the article commented that the most blame, had to consider the actual situation and political factors. The United States is Japan’s main ally, has about 50,000 U.S. troops stationed in Japan. According to the security agreement between the U.S. and Japan must work closely with the Air Force, and the need to use the same or similar weapons.