Japanese Stealth Aircraft

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Japan has unveiled its first homemade stealth plane.

The experimental X-2 is expected to make its maiden test flight in February, and boasts radar-resistance features, including a canopy with special stealth-enhancing coating.

Defense officials said the aircraft is designed to test the stealth technology that would possibly be combined with the next-generation fighter jet, replacing the fleet of F-2 fighters as early as 2028.

The experimental X-2 is expected to make its maiden test flight in February and has radar-resistance features, including a canopy with special stealth-enhancing coating, and mobility. 

The experimental X-2 is expected to make its maiden test flight in February and has radar-resistance features, including a canopy with special stealth-enhancing coating, and mobility.

WHO ELSE HAS STEALTH JETS?

The U.S. has flown stealth aircraft since the 1980s.

Russia flew its first stealth fighter in 2010 and China followed a year later, though each country’s programs have experienced delays and other setbacks.

It comes as Japan tries to catch up on the technology and enhance its reconnaissance and intelligence capabilities as China expands its own military presence in the region.

It would become the fourth nation to test fly its own stealth jet, a move that could further antagonize neighboring Asian countries who have opposed Prime Minister Shinzo Abes bid to strengthen the role of its armed forces.

Russia flew its first stealth fighter in 2010 and China followed a year later, though each country’s programs have experienced delays and other setbacks.

The U.S. has flown stealth aircraft since the 1980s.

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