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- Oct 29, 2007
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Regarding this, Defense Minister Kishi said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting that "three foreign companies have offered to support the coordination of development."
The three companies offered were Boeing, Lockheed Martin in the United States, and BAE Systems in the United Kingdom.
The Ministry of Defense plans to narrow down the companies that will receive support from these three companies, decide on a development framework by the end of the year, and proceed with the development toward the start of mass production in 2031.
Interesting to see that Northrop Grumman failed to make the cut for the F-3, though it is good to see BAE Systems still represented.