Apr 11, 2014

Marines won't leave Futenma till new base built: Wissler

The top commander of U.S. military forces stationed in Okinawa on Thursday ruled out the possibility of the Marine Corps leaving a contentious air base before a replacement facility is operational. “The answer is no,” Lt. Gen. John Wissler told an event in Washington ...

Dec 2, 2013

Osprey displayed at air show at ASDF base

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft was displayed at an air show Sunday at an Air Self-Defense Force base in Miyazaki Prefecture. It is the first time the controversial military aircraft was exhibited to the public at a Self-Defense Forces base. ...

Ospreys show value in flying typhoon aid

Nov 22, 2013

Ospreys show value in flying typhoon aid

by Eric Talmadge

The U.S. Marines’ newest and in some quarters most controversial transport airplane is showing the world what it’s got — for the sake of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, and perhaps its own future. The MV-22 Osprey, which can tilt its rotors to fly ...

U.S. denies report it plans to send Ospreys to hunt Ugandan warlord

Oct 30, 2013

U.S. denies report it plans to send Ospreys to hunt Ugandan warlord

U.S. officials denied Tuesday there is a plan to base Osprey aircraft in Uganda to scale up the mission to catch the brutal African warlord Joseph Kony. The Washington Post reported the Pentagon has asked for permission to temporarily base sophisticated CV-22 Ospreys, which ...

Sep 30, 2013

Spreading worries about Osprey

The government has not given a convincing reason why the U.S. Marine Corps will train with Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in Shiga and Kochi prefectures in October.

Joint drills in Kochi, Shiga to get Ospreys

Sep 6, 2013

Joint drills in Kochi, Shiga to get Ospreys

Japan and the United States will conduct joint drills involving the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in two western prefectures next month, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Friday. In light of complaints about the high concentration of U.S. military bases in Okinawa, Onodera will ask ...

Two more Ospreys arrive at Futenma

Aug 3, 2013

Two more Ospreys arrive at Futenma

The U.S. Marine Corps in Okinawa said two more Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft arrived Saturday at the Futenma base from Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The Ospreys, part of a batch of 12, were expected to fly out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni on Saturday morning, ...

Jun 13, 2013

Ospreys to land on MSDF ship during U.S. drill

The U.S. Marine Corps will land MV-22 Osprey aircraft on the Maritime Self-Defence Force helicoper destroyer Hyuga on Friday at Naval Base San Diego, the first time the U.S. will land the hybrid transports on a Japanese ship, the marines said. The exercise is ...