Japan 5th Generation Fighters Jet ATD-X ShinShin

Japan 5th Generation Fighters Jet ATD-X ShinShinJapan 5th Generation Fighters Jet ATD-X ShinShin

The Mitsubishi ATD-X Shinshin is a Japanese plane being developed by the Ministry of Defense Technical Research and Development (TRDI) for research purposes. ATD-X is an acronym that represents the "Advanced Technology Demonstrator - X". Japanese name of the aircraft is Shin-shin, which means "what one thinks." The main contractor is Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and this plane will be used as a technology demonstrator prototype and the internal investigation to determine whether advanced technologies for a fifth-generation fighter aircraft are viable. The inaugural flight is scheduled for 2014. The design of the aircraft reflects those of several U.S. fighters fourth and fifth generation, especially the F-22 Raptor.

The aircraft also features 3D thrust vectoring a 3 blades in each engine nozzle. Your radar will be an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar called "Multifunction RF Sensor", whose goal is to have broad-spectrum agility. The nozzles on the prototype seems to be discovered and may have a slight adverse effect on the characteristics of stealth aircraft. Japan is ready to develop its own new generation of stealth fighter jets to reduce its dependence on foreign technology and counter similar moves in China and Russia.Japan, who wants to replace its fleet of combat, has also made overtures to Washington on the possibility purchase U.S. F-22 Raptor stealth fighter.However, the U.S. Congress has repeatedly banned the sale of aircraft to any foreign government in an attempt to safeguard the advanced technology of their country.

The Japanese Defense Ministry now aims to test its own prototype stealth aircraft, advanced control system and radar-jamming device - within five years, the Tokyo Shimbun newspaper reported. A model-has already undergone preliminary ground tests in France, the report said. Japan, the Ministry has given a go at this project with several billions of yen (several million dollars to several million euros) so developers will begin work to flight testing, with production of about 10. Reports also say that there was a possible U.S. involvement Lockheed Martin in the development of ATD-X.

Japan hopes to have its own domestic stealth fighter jet would mean it would not have to rely on foreign governments for key military technology. Homegrown capabilities caution is also likely to help Japan improve their radar systems to cope with their regional rivals China and Russia, which are in the process of developing their own stealth aircraft. Japan's air force has been searching for replacements for its fleet of F-4. Options include three US-made planes - the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the F-18 and F-15 advanced - as well as the Eurofighter Typhoon.However a purchase from Washington has been hindered by the ban on exports of aircraft F-22, imposed in part by the reluctance to share sensitive military technology with foreign governments.

Loss of the Japanese navy computers recent data from a joint U.S. and Japanese Aegis radar system has also spurred U.S. concerns on the exchange of information with Tokyo. Japan and the U.S. just signed a military pact that strengthens data protection controls on the handling of classified information from some of the other armies.

The move comes the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, aims to strengthen the country's defense coordination with the United States. Washington also has about 50,000 troops in Japan, its main ally in Asia, under a mutual security pact