IHI XF9-1 Engine Hits Thrust Targets for Japan’s Fighter Tech Program

Credit: Japanese Ministry of Defense
At least in demonstrator form, Japan has produced its first high-thrust fighter engine. The demonstrator has been run to its minimum required output with no problems, a program official says, suggesting there is a good opportunity to exceed objectives. Specifically, the XF9-1 engine, built by IHI as...

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