The indiscretion in the press filters from Japanese sources
The headquarters of the Global Combat Air Program (Gcap), the development project of the sixth generation combat aircraft carried out jointly by Japan, Great Britain and Italy, will probably be in London. This is what emerges from some rumors appearing in the media today, according to which the partnership could expand to include other Nations.
It was reported by the "Reuters" news agency, which cites Japanese sources, according to whom: "The headquarters will be in Great Britain, but for reasons of balance, someone from Japan could manage it". In any case, "the discussion on where it will be located is ongoing and we are not able to comment on the location", said the Japanese Ministry of Defense.
In December 2022, Tokyo and London agreed to combine their efforts on the development of the new fighter with the aim of accelerating the entry into service of the aircraft, the completion of which should take place, according to estimates, by the middle of the next decade, that is in 2035. Other countries such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have shown interest in entering the Gcap development project.
On the topic, see also the article published by AVIONEWS.