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Japan in talks on BAE joining development of next-gen fighter jet

Aircraft is seen deploying in 2035, similar in timing with the U.K.'s Tempest

An image of Japan's planned next-generation fighter. (Photo courtesy of Japan's Ministry of Defense)   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japan is in discussions to have British aerospace and defense contractor BAE Systems join development of a next generation fighter jet that the government aims to deploy in 2035.

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