Japan’s F-35 fighters because of delays in purchase consideration made to recover F2 fighter
Data Figure: Japan Air Self Defense Force F-2 fighter-aircraft formations
BEIJING, Aug. 17, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK reported, the next major fighter in Japan, selected issues, as take off and land vertically, and with stealth capabilities and is considered a strong candidate for the F35 fighter aircraft significantly delay the development process, the Japanese Ministry of Defense budget request for next year decided to delay in procurement funding, and working on additional purchases of domestic F2 fighter initiatives.
reported that around the next generation of Air Self-Defense Force’s main fighter, the Japanese government to consider the introduction of the first American F22 stealth fighter. However, difficulties arise due to imports, in fact, the plan has been aborted. As a strong candidate for the new model, Japan is studying the introduction of joint development by the United States and Britain and other countries, have the stealth capabilities of the F35 fighter aircraft and vertical takeoff and landing.
However, F35′s development plan also significantly delayed, combined with the purchase price will be substantially exceeded the previous estimate expected, the weekend of this month Japan’s Ministry of Defense issued a summary of the proposed budget request for next year, tentatively not to the next generation of fighter aircraft procurement funding for the main account, but only decided to include up to 10 billion yen cost of the investigation.
Defense Ministry said the next generation of fighter selection will take time to temporarily fill the gap left by retired fighter aircraft, originally scheduled for this year will study the cut-off additional purchases of domestic F2 fighters.