UK looks to Japan as partner for new fighter jet

UK-Japan News August 2018

The Tempest fighter jet was unveiled at the Farnborough International Airshow. • PHOTO: ANDREW LINNETT MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

The UK unveiled a new fighter jet at the Farnborough International Airshow, and sources said it would look to Japan as a partner for the new project, Japan Today reported on 17 July.

The Tempest fighter has raised questions about European defence cooperation, the report said, adding that Germany and France got their joint fighter jet programme under way in 2017.