The ATD-X's engines produce 5,000kg of thrust. Photo: SCMP

Japan's indigenous stealth fighter to fly this year amid arms race worries

Development of ATD-X jet part of Tokyo's effort to upgrade its defence capabilities; analysts warn it could spark claims of arms race in Asia

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The ATD-X's engines produce 5,000kg of thrust. Photo: SCMP
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.