Japanese firms said behind schedule in joining F-35A production

Sep 14, 2017

Japanese firms said behind schedule in joining F-35A production

Japanese production of the F-35A stealth fighter remains stuck on the tarmac, a recent survey by Japan's Board of Audit shows. The Air Self-Defense Force plans to adopt the cutting-edge fighter jet, but nothing is happening due to several delays in the process, leading the ...

/ Feb 22, 2016

IHI to promote aero-engines unit chief Mitsuoka to president

IHI Corp. plans to promote its aero-engines unit chief Tsugio Mitsuoka to president, replacing Tamotsu Saito, sources familiar with the matter said Monday. The appointment will be effective April 1. Managing Executive Officer Mitsuoka, 61, has overseen an expansion of sales and profit at the ...

Dec 3, 2015

Japan preparing to test-fly MHI-built stealth jet

Japan is closing in on becoming the fourth nation to test fly its own stealth jet, a move that could further antagonize neighboring Asian countries that oppose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bid to strengthen the role of the Self-Defense Forces. The aircraft is scheduled to ...