That is actually an indication that it is more than just art. Japan has repeatedly stated that it wants very good endurance from its future fighter, and that biases the design toward high wing aspect ratio (more span per area than typical). Earlier MoD concepts were also notable for relatively high aspect ratio wings.I ask because the wing sweep looks really wide for a fighter
Interesting. One of the reports I’ve read is that Japan is pursuing a design with high speed so that the F-X could fill in for the F-15 once those retire. F-35 has good sufficient range and good low speed kinematics, but doesn’t offer the same interception capabilities as the Eagle.That is actually an indication that it is more than just art. Japan has repeatedly stated that it wants very good endurance from its future fighter, and that biases the design toward high wing aspect ratio (more span per area than typical). Earlier MoD concepts were also notable for relatively high aspect ratio wings.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden sought to shore up ties with key Asian allies on Thursday morning, by making his first calls with the leaders of Japan, South Korea and Australia.
In Biden's 15-minute conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, the two leaders agreed to cooperate on fighting the coronavirus and climate change. Suga said the Japan-U.S. alliance, while needing strengthening, is the cornerstone of his country's diplomacy and security, stressing that it is essential for the peace and prosperity of an increasingly unstable region.
Biden confirmed that Article 5 of the Japan-U. S. Security Treaty will be applied to the defense of Okinawa Prefecture and the Senkaku Islands. Article 5 stipulates that the U.S. is obliged to defend Japan should its territories come under attack. Former President Barack Obama was the first U.S. leader to declare that the pact applies to the Senkakus.
On October 29, 2020, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) demonstrated the General Atomics' MQ-9B SeaGuardian capabilities to local media. It is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle specialized in maritime surveillance. The event took place at Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Hachinohe Air Base in Aomori Prefecture and Naval News' Japan contributor Yoshihiro Inaba was on site.
Or the Admiral Gorshkov, which it arguably resembles more with a full-load displacement quoted at up to 5500t. Perhaps not coincidentally, like the other two it is a seriously beautiful warship, too!The new class is rougly as big as the 054A with empty displacement of 3900t, 133m in lenght and beam of 16.3m.