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Lockheed to back Mitsubishi Heavy-led Japan fighter project

IHI, Subaru, Toshiba and Fujitsu among homegrown jet co-developers

Japan's Ministry of Defense signed a contract with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in October as the main developer, with Lockheed Martin providing tech support. (Source photos by Reuters and Japan Ministry of Defense/Kyodo) 

TOKYO -- The Japanese government has outlined the country's next-generation fighter jet project, selecting Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as the main contractor to lead Japanese and U.S. companies, with American defense contractor Lockheed Martin providing technological support, Nikkei has learned.

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