Japan’s defense ministry said selected as the next generation of the main F-35 fighter
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Global Times special correspondent Lin Xiaolei reported that Japan’s defense ministry, and more than 22 Self-Defense Forces sources said the Defense Ministry plans to select F-35 Air Self Defense Force as a new generation of the main fighter aircraft models. Japan’s Kyodo news agency published an article on this, Japan will consider as a next-generation F-35 fighter is the main area of ??concern for security, because China’s air combat capability has been entered into the Pacific Ocean, in a dominant position in Northeast Asia.
article said that efforts to achieve military modernization of China’s Defense Ministry clearly stated the Air Force from air defense to convert both attack and defense. The development of China and the United States that can match the performance of F-16 J-10 and airborne early warning aircraft (AWACS), etc., to enrich the air force. Japan’s defense ministry official stressed, “must have been difficult to capture the invisible radar performance.”
Kyodo news agency said, but the F-35 is still in development, Japan must be improved through the introduction of F-15 type, etc. instead of useful life of the F-4. F-35 belonging to a common research and development, in developed countries will give priority to purchasing and access to information. The idea that every frame of about 90 billion yen purchase costs and information costs is likely to be higher. Although the Japanese Air Self Defense Force was also strong demand within the latest sharp as the F-22 stealth fighter next major fighter, but the U.S. continues to prohibit the export of the models, the introduction of the F-22 is very low.
article, the use of stealth performance, the F-35 can be said that a policy of good times. However, the test still under development in the performance evaluation test engine damage, many people worry about the F-35 development prospects, can not deny that the final decision is full of twists and turns.