BEIJING—The Ministry of Defense in Tokyo has revived the possibility of the Mitsubishi Electric AAM-4B air-to-air missile equipping Boeing F-15s slated for upgrading. Although only preliminary, the move raises the possibility that Raytheon will not be the monopoly supplier of air-to-air missiles for the fighters, 20 of which are scheduled for upgrading from 2019 to 2024, among 102 identified as eligible for the changes. A member of parliament said in June that upgraded F-15s would ...

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