Ministry of Defence Land of the Rising Sun has asked the government funding of 5.5 billion yen (55.1 million dollars), which is planned to restore the assembly and testing of the first flight reference promising fighter fifth generation ATD-X Shinshin. First flight of the aircraft is scheduled for 2014 monetary year, which in the Land of the Rising Sun will begin on April 1 next year, reports Lenta.ru referring to Jane’s.
Funds requested by the Japanese military planned to bring the testing layout fighter engines, including their work on huge heights, strength tests ATF-X design, and specifically the first flight of the aircraft, the report said. On the first flight of the aircraft, carrying all its attendant measurements and data processing will take about 60 percent of the amount requested, or 3.3 billion yen.
In 2014, the tests will be holding a Japanese company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which develops the plane. In the 2015 fiscal year to be transferred mock fighter for the Air Force checks self Land of the Rising Sun and the management of research and development of the Defense Ministry. Earlier it was reported that the end of the development of the aircraft is scheduled for 2017.
ATD-X is created with the use of stealth technologies, including scattering geometric shape radioabsorbing materials and composites. Plane is meant to equip the multimode radar with active phased array antenna, fiber-optic remote control system with multiple redundant communication channels, electronic warfare system and Unified disk imaging.
The final decision about the fate of the project authorities of the country of the rising sun has not yet received, the report says. Upon completion of the development of the fighter it can be approved for mass production and will change in the military obsolete Mitsubishi F-2 (the Japanese version of the South American combat aircraft F-16 Fighting Falcon). As another 1st scenario is the ability to use acquired as a result of the development of technologies in other Japanese warplanes.