|Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 1):|
They would have to complete their discussions soon to catch up with Kawasaki's C-X and the Indo-Russian MTA.....
|Quoting GDB (Reply 3):|
If it is wondered why in this case they go to the trouble and cost of making home grown designs for that very limited market, I suspect it's about having an aerospace sector capable of more than just licence building foreign types, raising the capability that can feed through into civil projects.
|Quoting PPVRA (Reply 2):
I thought Japan didn't export military equipment?
|Quoting GDB (Reply 3):
Indeed PPVRA, Japan's Constitution is very clear on military exports, they don't do it.
|Quoting Keesje (Reply 6):|
The wings / engines / systems should be from the E190, as well as other components.
|Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 5):|
Remember that Kawasaki was planning an even more capable 37-ton commercial version for the end of this decade. How difficult would it be for its buyers to switch it to military applications after delivery if they see the need? Doubt Kawasaki would intentionally hurt the plane's chances in the market with the sales contracts restricting the ways their customers could use those - as I also doubt that huge business conglomerate being very fastidious about who is a genuine commercial customer. Nor do I expect their politicians to get in the way of a lucrative export transaction.
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