Japan, UK and Italy will create a 6th generation fighter jet to bypass the US

The Japanese edition of Shūkan Gendai reported an unprecedented decision for Tokyo to refuse cooperation with the United States in the creation of a new fighter.

Previously, the fighter aviation of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force was created exclusively with the participation of the United States. The main fighter-bomber currently in service in the country, the Mitsubishi F-2 is a copy of the American F-16.

The unwillingness of the main manufacturer of fighter jets in the United States, Lockheed Martin, to share technology with Japanese partners led to Tokyo's refusal to cooperate with Washington in favor of the UK. The British promised full transparency in the exchange of information regarding the technology of the new fighter.

Japan's main partner in the UK will be BAE Systems. On the basis of this aircraft building corporation, the development of the sixth generation Tempest fighter has begun. Sweden and Italy are currently participating in the project together with the UK. Japan plans to join on an equal footing to work on this project.

However, the British manufacturer is going to achieve a development ratio of 60% in its favor. BAE Systems reminded the Japanese that some of them had already been carried out by British, Swedish and Italian specialists. The first mock-up of the aircraft was shown to the public in 2019. If representatives of Tokyo are satisfied with this position, then by 2035 we will be able to see the first flight of the British-Japanese sixth generation fighter Tempest.
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  1. Anton Kuzmin Offline Anton Kuzmin
    Anton Kuzmin (Anton Kuzmin) 5 December 2022 13: 15
    Well, with the same success one can become like Khoja Nasreddin, who promised the padishah to teach the donkey to speak in 20 years. For "not only everyone" (C) will live until 2035! :)
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 5 December 2022 14: 53
    So wait, the concept of the 6th generation has been noticeably simplified. Instead of - "flying in space" - it became - "flying with drones"
    And this can be anyone who has their own electronics. Japan definitely has it....
  3. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 5 December 2022 15: 53
    good news) this means that the f35 is actually bullshit, on which the Yaps are afraid to fly, but were forced to buy from their owner, paying off the Yankees many billions of bucks as a tribute
  4. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 5 December 2022 16: 09
    only that equipment that has passed the test of combat, is better than war and has shown its effectiveness, can be in demand
    I hope that the war will help us, Russia, not only to establish modern production of promising types of weapons, but also, having studied Western trophies, to benefit, look and see all the chains further tomorrow
    but the fact that they want to produce something there bypassing the United States, the owners will decide if there is a competitor to their manufacturers, then either in a clubbing, or goodbye dreams and money
  5. smart fellow Offline smart fellow
    smart fellow (smart fellow) 6 December 2022 13: 11
    The main fighter-bomber currently in service in the country, the Mitsubishi F-2 is a copy of the American F-16.

    Poor expert from the author.
    Japan Air Self-Defense Force
    F-15J 153
    Mitsubishi F-2
    F-2A 61
    F-2B 14
  6. Dictator Offline Dictator
    Dictator (Damascus steel) 13 January 2023 19: 05
    Somehow three great aircraft-building powers gathered ...