Japan Air Self Defense Force to be selected during generation of the main planes (Figure)
information Figure: U.S. F-35 fighter planes
According to Japan’s Kyodo News, Japan’s defense ministry was established on January 7 from within Office (Civil Division) and the Department of Aviation staff chief of staff monitoring the composition of the “new generation fighter Integrated Project Team (IPT) “, and strive to a new generation in the year selected Air Self Defense Force’s main fighter plane (FX) models.
The project team will work out in the spring before the performance, specification books, submitted to the developers, a comparison of selected models in the study, and related procurement funds included in the 2012 Budget.
currently included in the scope of the candidate more popular models include the largest United States and Britain and other 9 countries jointly developed “F-35″, and the European R & D “Typhoon” and the U.S. production “FA-18″ three models.
reported, FX will replace the aging F-4 fighters. Japan originally planned to decide in the spring of 2008 models, but the United States banned the export of Japan’s wish to introduce stealth fighter F-22, while the F-35 and there are slow and expensive development progress and other issues, the Ministry of Defense selected models work was delayed. (Source: Kyodo News)