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Aerospace & Defense

Japan moves to allay US concerns on fighter jet interoperability

Proposal for F-2 successor comes as Tokyo weighs Lockheed against UK's BAE

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' X-2, a demonstrator for a proposed new Japanese fighter jet, takes a test flight in 2016. (Phoyo by Takuya Imai)

TOKYO -- Japan's next-generation fighter plane will be compatible with U.S. weapons systems, according to a Defense Ministry proposal presented Wednesday to ruling party lawmakers amid questions over which country Tokyo will pick as a partner to build the jet, Nikkei has learned.

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