The X-2 is the first ever stealth fighter jet developed in Japan. As its name suggests, this particular fighter jet is designed to be able to safely and effectively avoid the gaze of prying enemy radar systems.
The primary goal of the X-2 stealth fighter is to add high-tech capabilities to Japan's aging fleet of fighter jets. This aircraft features intentionally similar features to the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptors, which is not available for sale to Japan. It is believed that as much as $440 million was spent on developing this aircraft.
Stealth fighters are set to become an increasingly important component of air force arsenals worldwide, and the X-2 ensures that Japan will be well-supplied on this front.