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Mitsubishi ATD-X - Japan's indigenous "stealth jet"
« on: October 31, 2016, 09:45:06 PM »
Japanese MoD denies reports of 2015 first flight for ATD-X prototype [IHS Janes] - 12 August 2014


Officials have refused to confirm when the ATD-X is scheduled to take its maiden flight. Source: TRDI

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The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD)'s Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) have both dismissed news reports that the Advanced Technology Demonstrator-X (ATD-X) fighter prototype will make its maiden flight in January 2015.


The ATD-X fighter is being built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in co-operation with the Japanese Ministry of Defense's Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI). (TRDI)
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The ATD-X, also known as 'Shinshin' meaning 'Spirit of the heart', is being built by MHI's plant at Komaki Minami in Nagoya. It has been designed to be a stealthy air-superiority fighter with enhanced manoeuvrability. The MoD will use it to research advanced technologies and system integration, after which it plans to produce a 'sixth-generation' fighter encompassing i3 (informed, intelligent and instantaneous) concepts and counter-stealth capabilities.

Meanwhile, the TRDI on 12 August released four photographs of the ATD-X taken on 8 May. In the images, some parts of the landing gear and exhaust slots have been blurred.


The ATD-X prototype will be used to assess whether to move ahead with an indigenous 'sixth-generation' fighter to replace the Mitsubishi F-2. (TRDI)
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The prototype is being built at MHI's Komaki Minami plant in Nagoya. (TRDI)

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Re: Mitsubishi ATD-X - Japan's indigenous "stealth jet"
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2016, 09:51:30 PM »
Mitsubishi X-2 Shinshin - Stealth Japan Fighter First Flight | The Aviationist - Apr 22 2016

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The first prototype of  the indigenous stealth war plane that Japan Air Self-Defense Force will operate in the air defense role, replacing the ageing Mitsubishi F-2, made its first flight on Apr. 22 from Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works airport, part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries facilities.


Image credit: Japan MoD


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