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The new airplane is being proposed to be brought from the concept design to a prototype series in less than 9 years. Historically, fourth and fifth generation fighters have not been created in less than 15 years. The Russian government has promised to allocate 1.5 billion dollars for the PAK FA through 2010. But the Russian Air Force is receiving less than 200 million dollars a year during this period, and will spend it primarily on other needs.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
I would trust Japan with it more than some other countries too. If it is sold at all to any foreign nation, it should be made available to Japan as well.
Originally posted by Jack_Deth
If we were going to sell the Raptor to another country, I would definately like Japan to take priority over Israel.