BEIJING — The Japanese defense ministry will request funding for a new fighter-engine technology demonstrator in the budget for the year beginning on April 1, 2015, the Nikkei newspaper reports. A “prototype” engine from IHI Corp. should be ready by around 2020, the paper says.  Development will cost ¥40 billion ($385 million) and will be aimed at supporting the production of a proposed Japanese fighter, the F-3. The engine must be the 33,000 lb.-thrust turbofan ...


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