Brexit Britain clinches £200 million defence deal with Japan in warning to China

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Brexit Britain clinches £200 million defence deal with Japan in warning to China

The two countries have also agreed to explore further combat air technologies. Work on the joint engine demonstrator will begin in a matter of mont

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The two countries have also agreed to explore further combat air technologies. Work on the joint engine demonstrator will begin in a matter of months, with the UK initially investing £30 million in planning, digital designs and innovative manufacturing developments. An additional £200million of funding from Britain will go towards developing a “full-scale demonstrator power system” and supporting hundreds of “highly skilled jobs” – including several at Rolls-Royce’s Filton facility in Bristol.

During he next four years, Britain will invest more than £2billion into its “major national and international endeavour to design a world-leading Future Combat Air System”.

Alongside this, through its F-X programme, Japan will aim to develop a future fighter aircraft to a similar timescale to replace the F-2 aircraft, which has been in operation sine 1995.

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