Japan will not cooperate with the United States on the creation of a new fighter

Shukan Gendai: Japan refused to cooperate with the United States in the development of a new fighter

The Japanese authorities took “unprecedented” the decision not to cooperate with the United States in the development of a new joint fighter after the refusal of the American company Lockheed Martin to share advanced technologies, according to Shukan Gendai magazine.



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Journalists explain “exclusivity” situation by the fact that Japan has always either bought combat aircraft from Washington or worked on joint projects with the United States to develop such weapons. Currently, as noted in the publication, Tokyo has switched to cooperation with London and Rome.

Shukan Gendai claims that Britain is seeking a 60/40 development ratio in its favor or a 50/50 option. Journalists believe that this position of London is unfavorable for Japan. According to Japanese journalists, Tokyo “should be careful”.

As reported IA REGNUMearlier the Kyodo news agency spread the information that Japan is studying the possibility of buying 500 Tomahawk cruise missiles from the United States until 2027.


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