Japan will buy 40-50 new aircraft and Typhoon candidate F35/F18
data for: the latest American F-35 fighter
World Wide Web intern reporter Li Zongze reported, according to U.S. Spacewar website reported on March 23, Japan Air Self Defense Force will add 40-50 aircraft.
It is reported that Japan plans to add about 3 aircraft before the start discussions, but due to financial problems and political environment and other factors, this plan has been delayed on nearly three years. But the Japanese government seems to speed up the process of this program. The plan includes purchase 40-50 aircraft to replace aging F-4EJ fighters. The F-4 fighter before, Japan has banned the production and flight.
It is said that the procurement plan is expected in early April announced plans to determine if these aircraft procurement is expected to enter service in 2015. Companies bid for the European Typhoon fighter aircraft, the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter aircraft manufactured by Boeing and produced F/A-18E/F “Super Hornet” fighter. But some analysts said, given the cost of the F-35, the Japanese government may have to be carefully considered.
have anonymous sources, Japan’s real challenge is to ensure that banks do not bankrupt the case for local businesses to create jobs. But if Japan’s own development of new aircraft from scratch, so the cost will be astronomical. So who to open a 40-50 aircraft assembly line?
Boeing said that if Japan chose Boeing, Boeing will outsource some work. It is said that Japan was first looking to buy Lockheed – Martin F-22, but the U.S. refused to protect the technology that request.