三锅威武:日本向印度资讯洽谈四代机发动机

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Japan seeks foreign engines for stealth fighter prototypes

By Leithen Francis


Japan is looking to use foreign engines for the prototype aircraft needed for its fifth-generation fighter programme.


The ATD-X Shinshin programme is still in the study stage, but industry sources in Japan and overseas say Tokyo has issued a document to engine-makers seeking information and pricing on powerplants needed for two prototype aircraft.


Responses are due to be submitted by 10 May.


Japan is interested in engines in the 10,000-20,000lb thrust class (44-89kN), and has a long-list of candidates on which it is seeking information, the sources say.


These include the General Electric F404 used to power the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet, Snecma's M88-2 for the Dassault Rafale and Volvo Aero's RM12, integrated with the Saab Gripen. Its search even contains the Gas Turbine Research Establishment GTX-35VS Kaveri, still in development for India's Aeronautical Development Agency Tejas light combat aircraft.[/b]

Japan had wanted to buy Lockheed Martin's F-22 to meet its future fighter requirement, but the US government has barred exports of the type and agreed to halt production for the US Air Force. Tokyo has responded by vowing to develop its own fifth-generation fighter under the ATD-X programme.


Local engine-maker Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI) has been assigned to develop the XF5-1 engine for the ATD-X. The move to source foreign engines for the prototypes could be part of efforts to give IHI more time and ensure that the overall programme remains on track.


Japan is also expected this year to issue a request for proposals for new fighters under its F-X programme. Aircraft in the running will include the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Eurofighter Typhoon, and Lockheed's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.




倭人开发四代机心神shinshin(猩猩...),向国外公司洽谈发动机问题。三锅的 GTX-35VS Kaveri荣幸入围候选名单,三哥威武,卡佛里内牛满面,光辉内牛满面,还没出世就有人追捧,终于混到这一天了;空军东亚第一先进的南棒子情何以堪;没事就强调日本风洞强大航空工业发达的IDF教主情何以堪……

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