Japan’s ATD-X fighter technology demonstrator is due to fly in January 2015, confirming that the program is holding to its latest schedule. The aircraft, built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the defense ministry’s Technical Research and Development Institute, will be handed over to the ministry by the end of March, says the Mainichi newspaper, reporting the plan for the first flight. Although the ATD-X, built to support Japan’s next fighter development program, has been ...


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