Japan’s defense ministry and industry aim to develop an engine with advanced stealth features, breaking away from reliance on the U.S. for a sixth-generation fighter that would enter service in the 2030s. Japanese engineers have designed the front of their proposed engine to avoid reflecting radio energy back to enemy radar. There also is evidence that the rear of the engine may be arranged to hide the turbines from radar behind the aircraft. The defenseministry’s Technical Research ...

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