Aunque sea un articulo de fecha pasada, los temas centrales del aporte, son los
desarrollos que parecieran estar obstaculizados por los E.U. para tener sus propios
desarrollo, politica que ahora el Japon ha activado, aun sin el consentimiento expreso
de los Pentagonos.
La realidad, es que si acelerado incorporamiento en la INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO,
no tiene parangon, hacia la postura defensiva sostenida por muchos años.
En esta etapa. el actual gobierno ha estimulado como ocurrio antes de la 2 guerra,
a que los industriales aportaran sus propuestas con plena conciencia de su
significado para su identidad nacional. Ahora mas que nunca, el valor, la disciplina
y el constante esfuerzo de gestar y producir calidad efectiva, tendra sus frutos.
No estan en etapa de presumir sus logros, sino en ampliar sus evoluciones hacia
niveles que no les permita detener sus avances.
La transparencia para mostrar el numero de radares enunciados en este articulo, es la pantalla para los lectores externos que monitorean su infraestructura.
Los nuevos dispositivos recien habilitados(los interesados, podran hacer su
propia investigacion), no aparecen en este articulo, y solo sera
identificable en plena operacion efectiva.
La sinergia de algunas tecnologias de los E.U. en este proceso, no vienen a estorbar,
y quizas, para los mismos Gabachos, aprovecharan a los nipones y sus adelantos para su conveniencia.
Japan's indigenous stealth jet prototype 'to fly this year'
Kosuke Takahashi, Tokyo - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
14 April 2014
Japan’s ATD-X is due to fly later in 2014, according to officials. Source: Kosuke Takahashi
Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera has reaffirmed the nation's plan for a 2014 first flight of the Advanced Technology Demonstrator-X (ATD-X) fighter: a prototype for a future fighter to replace the Japan Air Self-Defence Force's Mitsubishi F-2.
"In February I myself visited at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' (MHI's) Komaki Minami plant where the ATD-X is being built," Onodera told the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee of the Upper House on 10 April. "There I was briefed that the first flight will take place this year."
The ATD-X, also known as Shinshin ('Heart of God'), is being developed by the ministry's Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI), with the main contractor of the project being MHI. #66ffff]]It has been designed to be a stealthy air-superiority fighter with enhanced manoeuvrability. The Japanese Ministry of Defence (MoD) will use it to research advanced technologies and system integration, after which it plans to produce a 'sixth-generation' fighter encompassing i3 (informed, intelligent and instantaneous) concepts and counter-stealth capabilities.[/size]
"Originally MHI planned to roll-out the ATD-X before the media in May, soon after Japan's Golden Week holidays, followed by the first test fight," an official at TRDI told IHS Jane's on 15 April. "Now it is several months behind schedule."
Onodera also said in the Diet that the MoD will decide by FY18 whether to build its future stealth fighter domestically or by international joint development, based on parameters such as technological achievements and cost effectiveness.
Japan's plans to develop an 'F-3' from the ADT-X could run into opposition from the United States, however, which has blocked Tokyo's attempts to develop an indigenous fighter in the past.
The 1980s FSX support fighter programme was blocked by Washington, which pressured Tokyo over concerns that the growth of the Japanese aviation industry could damage that of the United States. The pressure eventually led to the co-development of the F-2: a platform based on the Lockheed Martin F-16C.
Officials said that with China and Russia deploying the Chengdu J-20 and Sukhoi PAK-FA T-50 fifth-generation aircraft respectively, Japan's development of a fast stealth fighter is becoming vital to national air defence.
"We know that our 28 radar sites are effective at detecting third- and fourth-generation fighters from a long distance, but with the appearance of fifth-generation fighters we are unsure how they will perform," Lieutenant General Hideyuki Yoshioka, then director of Air Systems Development at the TRDI, told IHS Jane's in November 2011.
The MoD allocated JPY2.7 billion (USD26.5 million) for research on radar and fire control systems able to detect, track and respond to stealth aircraft in FY14.