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The Japanese government has adopted an unprecedented decision to refuse cooperation with the United States in the development of a new generation fighter jet due to the reluctance of the American concern Lockheed Martin to share advanced technologies with Tokyo.
This was announced on Thursday, citing sources in Japan's gendai cabinet.”
It should be noted that the Japanese authorities preferred cooperation with Italy and Great Britain over the Americans. In particular, the British company BAE assured Tokyo that it would give Japanese specialists full access to their development.
In September, NHK announced that the Japanese army is considering attracting Italian specialists to the project to develop a new combat aircraft, as they have experience in technical cooperation with the UK.