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 ...

Japan-U.S. drill to retake remote island kicks off

Jun 12, 2013

Japan-U.S. drill to retake remote island kicks off

The United States and Japan on Monday began a drill in California that simulates retaking remote islands using MV-22 Osprey aircraft for landing exercises, at the request of the U.S. military. It is the first time the Ground, Maritime and Air Self-Defense forces have ...

May 17, 2013

LDP wants Osprey aircraft for SDF to beef up island defense

The Liberal Democratic Party plans to propose that the Self-Defense Forces be equipped with U.S.-built Osprey transport aircraft, party sources said. Introducing the tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey would show Japan’s resolve to enhance its defense capabilities, mainly on remote isles such as the Senkaku Islands. ...

Mar 8, 2013

Osprey low-altitude drills wrap up

The U.S. Marine Corps was to complete low-altitude flight training with the MV-22 Osprey over mainland Japan on Friday. Three of the tilt-rotor aircraft arrived Wednesday at the Iwakuni air base in Yamaguchi Prefecture from the Futenma base in Okinawa. The training was to ...

Feb 24, 2013

Anti-Osprey group set to disband

Saying it has “served a certain mission,” the organizing committee of a major rally against the deployment last year of MV-22 Ospreys to a U.S. air base in Okinawa announced Friday it will disband. Comprising representatives of the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly and other municipal ...