Japan, US Deepen Fighter Technology Talks
Key consideration in the talks is technologies related to the Lockheed Martin F-35
May 10, 2019 - by Jon Grevatt for janes.com
The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) and the US government are deepening discussions in support of Japan's programme to develop a platform to replace its Mitsubishi F-2 fighter aircraft, Jane's understands.
Discussions between the two sides are focused on the fighter aircraft technologies that the US would transfer to Japan to support the next-generation fighter programme, which Japan wants to make a decision on in the near future.
A key consideration in the talks is technologies related to the Lockheed Martin F-35, which Japan has recently committed to procuring in large numbers.