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PREMIUM: Japan appoints prime for new-generation fighter

3rd November 2020 - 09:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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Japan's foremost fighter aerospace company has been awarded a contract to develop the JASDF's new F-X fighter

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been selected to lead Japan’s effort to produce a sixth-generation fighter jet that is currently known under the appellation F-X. The Japanese MoD announced on 30 October that a contract had been signed.

MHI will act as prime for the expansive programme to replace ...

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