I don't know much about fighters, but know that some of you do and would love to get your opinion on the affects of a potential new fighter on the worlds stage, especially if Japan decides to sell these to allies. Who would be their market? Those who can't afford US planes?
Japan has announced a timeline for a new, unnamed fighter jet to challenge China's J-20 fighter. The new, stealthy fighter will enter production in 2031. The aircraft will replace the aging Mitsubishi F-2 fighter jet, which is based on the American F-16.