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mankyle

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That's a very good point. I haven't thought about the disinfection angle. Modern warship cabins are cramped, indoor spaces which are good habitat for bacteria and mold.
And COVID 19...

Remember there have been brouts of COVID at many warships including one American carrier, one british carrier and this very week ten cases in one Spanish AOR
 

SamuraiBlue

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That's a very good point. I haven't thought about the disinfection angle. Modern warship cabins are cramped, indoor spaces which are good habitat for bacteria and mold.
In Japan drying laundry under the sun is still done at most all homes till this day.
Not only the heat dries but the ultra-violet rays really works against unwanted organisms.
The only set back is discoloration of cloth but these days dyes are made to take those kind of beatings.
 

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Who would've have thought. Two former adversaries teaming up to make Japan's 5th generation fighter

UK to help Japan develop engine for F-X fighter

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UK to help Japan develop engine for F-X fighter​

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July 4, 2021

Japanese media has reported that Japan has decided that it will develop the engine for the F-X fighter with help from Britain.
Rolls-Royce will partner with Japan’s IHI Corporation and both will also offer the engine for the export market.

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“Anonymous Japanese officials told the news outlet that Japanese Prime Minister Suga spoke on the issue with British Prime Minister Johnson during the G7 summit last month.

At the end of June, officials from Japan’s Defense Ministry traveled to Britain for talks on the issue. Britain’s Rolls Royce is currently involved in the Tempest program as well.”


The report adds:

“According to several Japanese government officials, an exchange on joint engine development was held at a meeting between Prime Ministers Yoshihide Suga and Johnson at the G7 Summit held in the United Kingdom in June.”

What is the F-X?​

The Mitsubishi F-X is a sixth-generation stealth fighter in development for Japan and is Japan’s first domestically developed stealth fighter jet.
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Japan expects production of the first fighter prototype to begin in 2024, with flight tests starting in 2028. Full-scale production is expected to commence by 2031.
 

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Who would've have thought. Two former adversaries teaming up to make Japan's 5th generation fighter

UK to help Japan develop engine for F-X fighter

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UK to help Japan develop engine for F-X fighter​

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July 4, 2021

Japanese media has reported that Japan has decided that it will develop the engine for the F-X fighter with help from Britain.
Rolls-Royce will partner with Japan’s IHI Corporation and both will also offer the engine for the export market.

According to
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“Anonymous Japanese officials told the news outlet that Japanese Prime Minister Suga spoke on the issue with British Prime Minister Johnson during the G7 summit last month.

At the end of June, officials from Japan’s Defense Ministry traveled to Britain for talks on the issue. Britain’s Rolls Royce is currently involved in the Tempest program as well.”


The report adds:

“According to several Japanese government officials, an exchange on joint engine development was held at a meeting between Prime Ministers Yoshihide Suga and Johnson at the G7 Summit held in the United Kingdom in June.”

What is the F-X?​

The Mitsubishi F-X is a sixth-generation stealth fighter in development for Japan and is Japan’s first domestically developed stealth fighter jet.
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Japan expects production of the first fighter prototype to begin in 2024, with flight tests starting in 2028. Full-scale production is expected to commence by 2031.
What about the XF-9I engine? Why aren't they pushing for it solo? I thought it showed very promising results.

I'm convinced that Japan has found the project to be a bit costly and wants to generate some profit by selling it to foreign countries. Rolce Royce is likely welcomed solely to facilitate such a trade. The potential customers are very few. India is one.
 

SamuraiBlue

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What about the XF-9I engine? Why aren't they pushing for it solo? I thought it showed very promising results.

I'm convinced that Japan has found the project to be a bit costly and wants to generate some profit by selling it to foreign countries. Rolce Royce is likely welcomed solely to facilitate such a trade. The potential customers are very few. India is one.
For Japan considering to export the system, it is much wiser to team up with an accepted international player. Look at P-1, as a stand alone marine patrol plane, I will say it is better than the P-8 since the P-8 has problems flying low and slow so they have to hook up with Poseidon, an unmanned drone to do the heavy work, meaning you need a more costly system to make it work where as P-1 can do it solo but most nations are going for the P-8 considering it as a safer bet.
IHI is going to share it's engine technology to Rolls Royce to further develop the engine for their Tempest fighters which will utilize various parts from the IHI F9-1 engine once in production.
 

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Japan’s space agency JAXA
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that is has successfully demonstrated the operation of a “rotary detonation engine” in space, a world’s first.

Such an engine uses a series of controlled explosions that travel around a circular channel at its base. The result is a massive amount of thrust coming from a much smaller engine using significantly less fuel — a potential game changer for deep space exploration, according to JAXA.
 

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