Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific.


New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific) Sep 4, 2011

Lockheed Martin Lockheed bets on stealth to win Japanese fighter contest. Lockheed Martin sees stealth technology as its secret weapon in a battle with Boeing and Eurofighter to win a more-than $4 billion fighter contract from Japan. The anti-radar capabilities of Lockheed's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are better than those of Eurofighter's Typhoon and Boeing's F-18 Super Hornet, says Craig Caffrey, an analyst at IHS Jane's DS Forecast. "Stealth capabilities are clearly an area of focus for the Japanese," he said. "It's a key advantage for the F-35 over the rest of the...

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