SYDNEY—An imminent draft budget request from the Japanese Ministry of Defense will flag an intention to provide indeterminate funding for the proposed Future Fighter for the 2030s, the Yomiuri newspaper and Jiji news agency said. The total development cost is estimated at ¥1.5 trillion ($14 billion), the media outlets said. The specific amount of money needed for the program will be omitted from the draft request, due within a few weeks. Instead, the government plans to determine ...


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