Japan unveiled its first radar-evading stealth aircraft named X-2.
This development aims to close a gap with neighbors such as China and Russia, which have been flying fighter planes equipped with radar-evading technology for more than five years. X-2 is smaller like a standard jet fighter. It is unarmed and its engines are underpowered. According to experts, it would take many years for Japan to develop it into an actual warplane. Earlier, the U.S. refused to export its most advanced stealth fighter, the F-22, to Japan.
The plane would perform its first test flight as early as mid-February.