After Fifth Generation Fighter Jets, Japan and Britain to Develop Sixth Generation Fighter Jets


After Fifth Generation Fighter Jets, Japan and Britain to Develop Sixth Generation Fighter Jets
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International Military  -  Some time ago the world was amazed by the presence of a fifth-generation fighter jet that was recently developed. Among the newly developed fighter jets are the F-22 Raptor fighter from the US, the J-20 from China, the FC-31 or J-31 from China, the Su-57 from Russia, and the F-35 Lightning II (F-35). US.

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It's not enough with the fifth generation fighter jets just starting out, big countries have been vying with new technologies. European countries and the US have started investing in the development of future fighter jets.

Future fighter jets or Future Combat Air System (FCAS) are predicted to be the sixth generation aircraft. The sixth-generation fighter jet is expected to enter service in 2030.

Quoted from Defense Security Asia, the US Air Force has started a fighter jet program called Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD). The NGAD program is expected to replace the fifth-generation fighter jet, the F-22 Raptor. Apart from the US, other countries are also trying to develop a sixth-generation fighter jet.

The UK together with its Swedish and Italian partners (BAE Systems, Saab Group, Leonardo) are currently developing the sixth generation fighter jet. The fighter jet program is called Tempest.

The Tempest program started in 2015 and was only announced in 2018 at the Farnborough Show. The UK hopes its sixth-generation fighter jet can make its first flight in 2035. Apart from Sweden and Italy, the UK is also said to be cooperating with Japan.

Reporting from the Eurasian Times, Britain and Japan have agreed to cooperate on the sensor of the leading fighter jet.

The UK Ministry of Defence says the fighter jet's sensor collaboration allows the armed forces to detect future threats from the air, land and sea.

"We are proud to work more closely with our partners in Japan to ensure our two Armed Forces remain at the forefront of military innovation," said UK Defense Procurement Secretary Jeremy Quin, quoted by the Eurasian Times.

while creating significant investment and high-skill jobs in the UK and Japan.” Designing, building and evaluating the Jaguar system will take about five years.

This involved the British company Leonardo and Japanese industry. Leonardo UK CEO Norman Bone says he wants to work with international allies where their industry is equally advanced and brings together the best of both partners.

Japan is considered to have a strong and naturally developing air combat industry so it is suitable for Leonardo. The existence of cooperation between Britain and Japan is considered to be beneficial for both parties to increase defense in the future. Japan could also be the next partner in the UK-Swedish-Italian FCAS program being developed.

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