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Western Interest Grows In Longer-Range Air-To-Air Intercepts
China’s advances in upgrading its military capabilities are causing U.S. and Japanese military leaders to consider pushing more quickly for air-launched weapons that can hold the threat at arm’s length.
Japan is signaling interest in fielding its future fighter to replace the F-4 with a beyond-visual-range missile that could provide far more than current-generation advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (Amraam) or even Meteor missiles.