Japan To Test Core For Future Fighter Engine

Credit: 2012 concept for IHI XF9-1: ATLA
BEIJING—Japanese government defense engineers this month will begin testing the core of an advanced turbofan proposed for a 2030s indigenous fighter. The engine’s maximum thrust with afterburning, previously stated as 15 metric tons (33,000 lb.), is now said to be above that level. The exact figure...

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