Japan mulled introducing unmanned fighters under ex-defense chief

Japan had considered introducing unmanned fighter jets to succeed the Air Self-Defense Force’s aging F-2s, which are expected to start being retired within two decades, as part of efforts to reduce development costs, government officials said Saturday.The proposal was made earlier this year by Taro Kono, who was Japan’s defense chief until last month, before becoming administrative reform minister in new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s Cabinet.The officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said discussions in the Defense Ministry were, however, suspended in the wake of the government’s deci…

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