Deadly Osprey crash in Hawaii renews sense of fear in Okinawa

May 18, 2015

Deadly Osprey crash in Hawaii renews sense of fear in Okinawa

The deadly crash of a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft in Hawaii on Sunday sparked further concern in Okinawa Prefecture over the safety of the tilt-rotor aircraft, 24 of which have been deployed at a controversial U.S. base in the island prefecture. The ...

May 7, 2015

U.S. to sell 17 Ospreys for GSDF

The United States plans to sell 17 V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor military transport aircraft, associated equipment, parts and logistical support to Japan for an estimated cost of $3 billion, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday. The agency said it delivered the required certification ...

New Saga governor reconsiders Osprey deployment proposal

Jan 15, 2015

New Saga governor reconsiders Osprey deployment proposal

New Saga Gov. Yoshinori Yamaguchi said Wednesday he will undertake a new review of the proposal to militarize Saga airport by letting the Ground Self-Defense Force deploy a fleet of Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft there. His predecessor had supported the plan. “I will deal with ...

Nov 17, 2014

Saga governor willing to accept Osprey deployment

The central government’s plan to station Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft at Saga Airport poses no problem for the local commercial airstrip, Gov. Yasushi Furukawa said Monday. The Defense Ministry has notified the Saga Prefectural Government, which runs the airport, that the deployment of Self-Defense Forces ...