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Mikoyan Gurevych/Mitsubishi MiG-29EJ Naito

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The change in the government of North Korea (KJI jr. substituting his father) led to a fear from a neighbour who was continuing his nuclear weapon program and becoming an unstable factor in the surroundings of Japan. China, the big brother to NK, kept influencing KJI not to try anything that could lead to a greater war in the far east. Although Pyongyang assures not to threaten peace in Eastern Asia, the ministry of defense of Japan decided to act. The ministry of defense created a new squadron, the 65th Hikotai, stationed in Miho. The squadron badge was composed by a classic origami figure.


The decision on which plane to choose for this new squadron did not take long. Two russian MiG-29 were forced to land in Japan because one of them suffered engine problems. The JASDF used this opportunity to take a closer look on this plane. It's easy maintenance and the low demand of time needed to get the plane ready were the main reasons for choosing the plane.


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries modified the plane to make it a better striker, adding an japanese version of the ATFLIR used by the Super Hornet and an ASQ-173 Targeting Pod to it's fuselage. MHI also added internal ECM-Systems.


Apart from the 65th, also the 501st Hikotai got equipped with the Naito (Knight).







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