Japan Drops Plan For Indigenous Fighter—Report

Credit: F-35: USAF
BEIJING—Japan has given up on a plan to build an entirely indigenous fighter for service in the 2030s and instead will continue to pursue the options of joint development or importation, according to the Asahi newspaper. The Ministry of Defense will this week send requests for information to U.S...

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