The United States said it would help Japan develop new fighter planes or provide YF23 improvements.


The United States said it would help Japan develop new fighter planes or provide YF23 improvements.

Jane's Defence Weekly, UK, July 12th, the Jane's Defence Weekly spokesman announced that the company has responded to the Japanese defense ministry's recent information advisory requirement (RFI), which provides technology for the next generation of Japan's next generation fighter, which aims to replace the F-2 fighter aircraft. Surgical support.

The report said Norge did not explain more of its specific response, but local media reported that Norge gave a list of the company's Advanced Aeronautics and technology that could be integrated into a new generation of fighters.

Mitsubishi Co's F-2 fighters are now the main models of anti-ship attacks in Japan.

In the study of the five generation of computer programs in Japan in recent years, it can be seen that they are thinking about what they want, or a high-speed and heavy air fighter similar to F-22, not F-35...

In response, Norge also said it was in contact with the Japanese defense company to cooperate on aviation technology, although the company did not reveal which Japanese company they would cooperate with.

In addition to Northrop, Jane believes that Japan has also sent information advice to a number of other companies, including Lockhead Martin, Boeing, and BAE systems. The Japanese Ministry of Defense's procurement, technology and Logistics Bureau (ATLA) issued the RFI in March this year, the third time since 2016.

Lockheed Martin has previously told Jane's that they are willing to provide Japan with two technologies for the fifth generation fighter platforms that the company has developed, that is, F-22 and F-35. Boeing and BAE may respond to the F/A-18E/F and the "European" fighter.

Northrop's most important task now is to develop the B-21 stealth bomber for the US Army.

Japan's Defense Ministry responded to Jane's saying that they are considering multiple F-2 replacement machines. It includes the development of new fighters with international manufacturers, the introduction of intergovernmental channels, and the production of existing foreign designed fighters by license; or the complete independent research and development of new fighters; or, with a deep improvement in F-2, the production of the aircraft has ended in 2011.

The observer network military commentator said the recent Japanese discussion on "F-2 generation" was in the climax. Shortly before the Japanese Congress, the representatives of the "LDP defense family" submitted a request to the government for a joint signature by a number of members, suggesting that Japan should independently develop new fighters to replace the existing F-2. But this requirement is obviously only one of the feasible options considered by the Japanese Ministry of defense, because the risks of the new development fighter are huge.

The equipment department of Japan's defense ministry has been studying the basic technology and design of the five generation machine in recent years. Recently, it has announced that future fighters should have a number of advanced features, such as the command of an unmanned fighter, the speed of a flight of more than 2 Maher, and the stealth performance exceeding F-35. These are obviously the performance that F-35 that Japan has introduced to the US at present.

YF-23, the last advanced fighter developed by Grumman, hopes to meet Japan's needs for future fighters.

Since the YF-23 "black widow" prototype was submitted to Lockheed's YF-22 "Raptor", Northrop has not developed a new fighter since it was in the ATF fighter development bid. But in recent years, the company has led the B-2 strategic bomber, the B-21 new generation strategic bomber, the X-47 stealth unmanned aircraft carrier and so on, and has the extremely rich experience in the development of the stealth aircraft. For Japan, Norge's "finger leak" technology can make them happy.

In order to synthesize the existing information, the Japanese "F-2 generation" project has often appeared, but in general, the project is still in the preparatory stage. The Japanese government has not yet determined how to develop this kind of fighter, which is to cooperate with which foreign enterprises, or to develop it in its own country. As for the new type of engine for the aircraft, the first test machine has just been delivered, and it is probably ten years and twenty years bad for the aircraft to be really able to push the aircraft.

Remind us that the -20 has participated in the "red sword" exercise for the second time.


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