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August 27, 2014
Japan mulls building its own fighter jets: report
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 21, 2014
Japan is considering building its own fighter jets after years of playing second fiddle in a US construction partnership, a report said Thursday, in a move likely to stoke fears of its military resurgence among Asian neighbours. Japan's attempt in the 1980s to build its first purely domestic fighters since World War II faced US resistance and resulted in joint US-Japan development and production of the F-2, the Nikkei newspaper said. But joint F-2 production ended more than two years ago and the ... read more

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