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The F-X program is an ongoing project of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force to obtain a new aircraft to supplement and eventually replace their aging F-4EJ Phantom II and F-15J aircraft. Candidates to the program include Lockheed Martin's F-22A Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.[1]

In 2008, the F-22 was removed from the plan by the Ministry of Defense after the United States banned the export of the aircraft. The F-35, on the other hand, was accepted four years later to complement the ASF-X Shinden II that was then in development.[2]

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  • In Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, the second color of the F-35B Lightning II is the livery of the Japan Maritime Defense Force as a reference to the F-X project.

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