According to this deal, this fighter jet will be ready by the year 2035 and will be included in the UK-led Future Combat Air System project. Apart from this, Japan’s FX program will also find a place in it. The three countries have announced this agreement by issuing a statement on Friday. The deal comes at a time when Russia is carrying out fierce attacks on Ukraine and China has stepped up its aggressive military action against Taiwan and Japan.
Challenge from China will not be easy for Japan
Experts believe that with this deal, Japan will be able to easily deal with the threat of its huge neighboring country China. At the same time, Britain’s role in the security of this region will also increase, which contributes significantly to global economic development. The three countries issued a statement saying, “We are committed to upholding the rule-based, independent and free international order, which has become the most important thing right now.” That too when these principles are being challenged. At the same time, threats and aggression are increasing.
Through this deal, Japan has given a big message to its friend and ally America. For the first time after the second world war, without America, Japan is taking forward such a big defense project. Japan had earlier chosen US company Lockheed Martin for this but later it has now joined hands with Britain and Italy. It is believed that Japan can play a major role in this entire project. Japanese experts say that by the year 2035, it will be a very challenging task to make a state-of-the-art fighter jet to compete with China’s fifth generation fighter jet. That too when it is developed in less money.