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Japanese 5th generation fighter Mitsubishi X-2 Shinshin makes first flight

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. successfully completed the maiden flight of an advanced technology stealth jet “X-2” previously known as Mitsubishi ATD-X ShinShin on April 22, 2016. The fighter took to the skies as Japan joins a select group of world military powers, that include the United States, Russia and China, capable of producing a manned radar- dodging jet plane. The ...

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The importance of Mitsubishi ATD-X ShinShin to Japan

Mitsubishi ATD-X ShinShin developed by Japanese Ministry of Defense Technical Research & Development Institute is a first of its kind jet fighter laced up with cutting-edge stealth technology. This fighter plane is being developed as a domestically produced 5th gen fighter to substitute Japan’s fleet of some 49 Mitsubishi F-2 & 135 Mitsubishi F-15 fighter jets later in the decade. ...

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