Meifang Zhang recommended that Japan purchase U.S. F-35 and F-18 fighter aircraft (Figure)
1 13 morning, the Japanese Foreign Minister Maehara (left), Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo, Japan met with visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates (right). CNS hair Data Figure: U.S. F-35A fighter
BEIJING, January 14, according to Singapore’s “Lianhe Zaobao,” reported that U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Japan in Tokyo 13 Defense Shimokitazawa handsome meeting, recommendations are intended to enhance the military strength of Japan, consider buying a U.S. fighter.
U.S. Department of Defense officials said that Gates held talks with the Shimokitazawa, recommended that Japan consider buying U.S. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, F/A-18 “Hornet” and F-15 Eagle fighters.
Gates’s visit to China on Wednesday ended up way to Japan. He told reporters in Beijing on Tuesday, Japan is considering the purchase of new aircraft. He said: “If the Japanese make the right choices, they can have a fifth generation fighter capabilities.”
fifth-generation fighter with stealth, avoid the radar instrument, which is developing the F-35 have this condition .
Japan originally planned to purchase F-22 stealth fighter to replace aging F-4EJ fighter group, but U.S. law prohibits the export of F-22, and the United States also announced to stop producing this model.
Japan to consider other models, including F/A-18 and F-15FX, and European-made Eurofighter.