Japan succeeds in test flight of first stealth fighter jet

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The X-2 advanced technological demonstrator plane of the Japanese Air Self-Defence Force takes off at Komaki Airport in Komaki, Aichi prefecture on April 22, 2016 (AFP Photo/)

 

Japan’s first stealth fighter jet successfully took to the skies on Friday as the country joins a select group of world military powers wielding the radar-dodging technology.

Technological super power Japan, despite strict constitutional constraints on the use of military force imposed after World War II, has one of the world’s most advanced defence forces and the development of the stealth fighter comes as it faces new security challenges in the form of China’s expanding force posture. Continue reading

Russia’s fifth-generation fighter jet to make maiden flight in 2017

T-50 fighter jet

 

The fifth generation fighter will be equipped with second-stage engine 17% to 18% more efficient than its predecessor

MOSCOW, December 4. /TASS/. First Russian fighter jet of the fifth-generation fitted out with a second-stage engine is expected to make a maiden flight in 2017, Vyacheslav Massalov, the Director General of the United Engine-Building Corporation said on Thursday. Continue reading