Reuters exclusively reports Japan's next-generation fighter plan - Reuters News Agency

Reuters exclusively reports Japan’s next-generation fighter plan

Reuters exclusively reported that Japan wants to develop a stealth fighter domestically, rejecting designs from Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co in the United States and Britain’s BAE Systems PLC. The decision on the aircraft known as the F-3 or F-X would put Japan’s leading defence contractor, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, in the lead for a military contract worth more than $40 billion, according to three sources.

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