Now in the morning at the plant Tobishima (Tobishima Plant) Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works of MHI held in Aichi Prefecture ceremony "First rivet". In the middle of the participants of the ceremony were Director General of the Institute of technical research and development (Technical Research & Development Institute) Yoshitaka Akiyama (Yoshitaka Akiyama), Chief of Staff of the Air Force defense Haruhiko Kataoka (Haruhiko Kataoka), as executive vice president and head of MHI's Aerospace Systems Takashi Kobayashi (Takashi Kobayashi).
During the ceremony, frame fuel cell was connected to the front part of the fuselage, which will be located in the electrical equipment.
Project ATD layout was designed in the 2009 fiscal year (April 2009 — March 2010) in time developments in adjoining countries, the next generation fighter. As expected, the layout will make the first flight in 2014. Project planned to finish by the end of March 2017.