Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI), an institute under Japan’s Ministry of Defense, released official photos of Shinshin also known as Advanced Technology Demonstrator-X (ATD-X) first prototype (51-0001).
The ATD-X or Shinshin is said to be Japan’s fifth generation jet fighter using advanced stealth technology, F-3.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is the primary developer of the said project.
ATD-X will be replacing Japan’s Mitsubishi F-2.
According to report, TRDI is now on ground testing of the said prototype and is set to conduct its maiden flight before the year ends.
By 2018 the said project is expected to be fully developed.
Coming year 2027, F-3s are expected to be produced for Japan’s Self Defense Forces.