Mitsubishi F-X

12th August 2021

Mitsubishi F-X user+1@localho Thu, 08/12/2021 - 21:17

The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Next Fighter ( ), abbreviated as F-X in English, is a prospective fighter which will be developed in partnership with Lockheed Martin (LM). The program was originally referred to as the Future Fighter ( ). The aircraft is expected to feature a large, very low observable airframe optimized for endurance and beyond-visual-range (BVR) air-to-air engagements. It will feature a suite of wide field of regard sensors, advanced power and thermal management capabilities and manned-unmanned teaming. The first F-X is planned to enter operational service in 2035. Approximately 90 fighters will be procured for the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) at a total program cost of at least 5 trillion ($45 billion).