United States F-22 Japan-based research funding increased to $ 2.3 billion (Chart)
Japan in order to obtain F-22, in addition to paying the high development costs, procurement also need a lot of money to pay the costs of
LONDON 6 May 26, 2007: According to the Russian “ties” network reported that the U.S. has been developed for the Japanese export F-22 multi-role fighter’s offer to double, to about $ 2.3 billion. The U.S. Senate has recently sent a letter on embassy formally notified the above decision. And Washington the previous report forecasts that the Japanese version of the “Raptor” the development cost of about $ 1 billion.
U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman of the Committee, senior Democrat, Daniel? Inoue at the end of this year, sent a letter to Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. for the first time, said U.S. allies would have agreed to provide export version of the F-22 fighters. Of course, Japan in order to obtain F-22, in addition to paying the high development costs, procurement also need a lot of money to pay the costs. According to Japan’s previously announced purchase 40 “Raptor” program, the purchase cost will reach $ 9.3 billion, which does not include the supply of aircraft spare parts and training of personnel.
But in the U.S. view, although costly, but it is in Japan to obtain the world’s most advanced fighter must pay. Daniel Inouye noted that although the price is relatively high, the Japanese side will still accept that condition. According to reports, the Japanese embassy is not currently on the above comment, but Japan and the U.S. on the procurement of the F-22 negotiations are still ongoing.
need to be reminded that the U.S. Defense Department spokesman recently said Mark Shackelford, if the Senate and the State Department to make export decisions, the U.S. Air Force will be ready to manufacture export-oriented F-22. He also pointed out that exports of the F-22 derivative models will not be a threat to U.S. military secrets.
large Japanese fleet of F-4 fighters will soon reach life, while the more advanced F-2 and F-15 neighbors in the face of new aircraft and equipment when they can not maintain absolute superiority, so Japanese military has been hoping to introduce F-22. Earlier reports said the Japanese Air Self Defense Force is stepping up the selected next-generation fighter aircraft, the object of study, including F-22, F-35 and other 6 models, which, F-22 is regarded as the greatest popular. (Spring)