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PREMIUM: Japan researches future fighter technologies

22nd July 2020 - 11:00 GMT | by Koji Miyake in Tokyo


Japan has not produced fighters since 2011, when the last F-2 was delivered. Therefore, Japanese companies such as Sumitomo Electric that produced radar domes and fuel tanks, and Daicel that made pilot emergency seats, have withdrawn from the defence sector. Indeed, maintaining a production line for fighters and retaining engineers ...

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