Japan Studies AAM-Launching Missileer Aircraft

Credit: P-1: KHI
BEIJING – Japan, challenged by a numerically superior Chinese fighter force, is re-examining the 1950s concept of exercising air control with low-performance aircraft firing high-performance missiles. The defense ministry chose Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) on Jan. 22 to outline a program that by...
Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett covered China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian.

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