Japan Air Self Defense Force official bodies recommend to buy the Eurofighter
Europe EF2000 Typhoon fighter known as the “Eurofighter”
Japan “asakumo News” website recently reported on August 5, Japan Institute of Peace and Security announced a “new generation of fighter aircraft procurement proposal”, the Japanese Air Self Defense Force next-generation fighter (FX) models selected recommendations are summarized.
of safety and security of Momoyama Gakuin University professor Masahiro Matsumura said, because the United States prohibits the export F-22 fighters and other restrictions, the Ministry of Defense to postpone decisions about new generation fighter aircraft procurement decision on this point, he stressed, taking into account the protection of Japan to support the defense industry, does not allow repeated delays. After the performance, price, and the possibility of licensing the production of many other studies, propose to introduce and advance the common development of Europe “European fighter.” In addition, from the strategic level and the Japan-US relations, the starting point, the proposed addition to the introduction of three to four “Eurofighter” fleet (60 to 80), but also the introduction of the United States is developing the F-35 fighter jets from 1 to 2 machines Team (20 ~ 40).
as F-2 fighter aircraft production line in the Heisei 23 (2011) cut-off, the report cited the skills of technical personnel and lost, and the enterprises abolished, resulting in the weakening and loss of basic production technology and other concerns, worried ” deterrence and will lose the right to speak, and harming national economic and commercial interests. ”
first goal as the introduction of the F-22 fighter, due in stealth mode, the missile can carry a limited number of small-scale air war against the enemy’s tactical environment, and the middle area of ??pre-emptive strike, to form effective combat capability, satellite, and if does not contain a large variety of sensors, including military communications intelligence network support, would not give full play to its performance. About the F-22 technology transfer can not expect the U.S. will provide. Therefore, F-35 and the “Eurofighter” became the focus of attention. The key is to select a new generation of fighter aircraft to inspect the following points: 1 stealth; 2 radar and sensors; 3 mobility; 4 weapons carrying capacity; 5 prices; 6 the use of risk; 7 technology transfer; 8 fighter aircraft industrial base; 9 the U.S. alliance.
“Eurofighter” has the air and multi-purpose two models, the price is the F-35 half, F-22′s third. Procurement unit increase in the number, AWACS and tanker aircraft such as additional investment, can be integrated to improve Japan’s air defense capability. And is expected to carry out extensive and comprehensive technology transfer. Suggested that “‘Eurofighter’ is from the performance, price, technology transfer to be selected.”
the other hand, from the idea of ??maintaining the Japan-US alliance and the need for stealth tactical environment, can serve as a ship carrier aircraft F-35, you can find small, limited deployment. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center of Jiang Ting Yun)