Saturday, September 18, 2021

New Photo of Japanese ATD-X Shinshin stealth fighter aircraft

The ATD-X, known in Japan as Shinshin, meaning “spirit of the heart,” is a research prototype being used to determine whether domestic technologies for a fifth-generation fighter are viable. If successful, the ATD-X will undergo further development and modifications in the hopes of leading to an F-3 fighter that will enter service starting 2035.

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