Tag - osprey



Aug 31, 2014
Residents fight plan to militarize Saga Airport with Osprey squadron
Hundreds of residents in the city of Saga held a rally Saturday in front of City Hall to protest the central government's plan to base a U.S. squadron of MV-22 Ospreys at Saga Airport, effectively militarizing the facility.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 30, 2014
U.S. Ospreys to take part in Japan tsunami drill in October
The U.S. military's MV-22 Osprey aircraft will take part in a tsunami disaster drill Oct. 19 in Wakayama Prefecture, the prefectural government said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Jul 17, 2014
Japan, Israel may yield Osprey's first-export milestone after almost 25 years
Textron Inc.'s V-22 Osprey, the tilt-rotor craft that entered development almost 25 years ago, is poised to win its first export deals as Israel and Japan close in on purchases.
Japan Times
Jun 20, 2014
Osprey drills get nod in Gunma
The municipal assembly in Shinto, Gunma Prefecture, has approved holding military exercises involving the MV-22 Ospreys flown by the U.S. Marine Corps.
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.
Oct 1, 2013
Japan, U.S. to promote transfer of Osprey training away from Okinawa
Tokyo and Washington are set to unveil Thursday a string of measures aimed at mitigating the impact of U.S. forces on Okinawa, including promoting the transfer of Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey training flights outside of Okinawa or abroad, sources close to bilateral ties said Monday.
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.
Japan Times
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.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 20, 2013
Ospreys eyed for joint disaster drill in October, based on Nankai quake
Japan and the United States are considering using U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft in a joint disaster drill planned for October, government officials said Tuesday.
Aug 10, 2013
U.S. plans resumption of Osprey transfers to Okinawa
The U.S. military aims to resume transferring MV-22 Osprey aircraft to Okinawa, after the fatal crash of a U.S. Air Force helicopter saw the shipments briefly suspended.
Japan Times
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.
Jun 14, 2013
Japan mulls joint training with U.S. using Osprey aircraft outside Okinawa
Ground Self-Defense Force units plan to join the U.S. Marine Corps in training involving MV-22 Osprey aircraft over Japan's main islands, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Thursday.
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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 5, 2013
Yao mayor says no to hosting Ospreys
The mayor of Yao, Osaka Prefecture, rejects a proposal by Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto to host training flights involving U.S. Osprey aircraft.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 4, 2013
Hashimoto reckons Yao Airport could be Honshu candidate site for Osprey drills
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto said Monday he will propose to the central government that an airport just outside the city of Osaka host part of the training exercises for U.S. Osprey transport aircraft.
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.
Japan Times
Mar 31, 2013
Another 12 Ospreys headed to Japan in July, bound for Futenma
Japan and the United States are arranging to ship a second batch of 12 MV-22 Osprey aircraft in July, likely to a Marine Corps base in the Chugoku region before their deployment in Okinawa, sources close to bilateral relations revealed Saturday.
Mar 7, 2013
Worrisome Osprey training flights
The U.S. Marine Corps begins training flights for its tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft in western Japan, but not without making a sudden flight-route change.
Japan Times
Mar 4, 2013
Osprey training flights over Japan to observe aviation rules: U.S. Marine Corps
Training flights for tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft over Japan's main islands this week will be conducted on existing routes used by U.S. military planes while abiding by domestic aviation regulations, a U.S. Marine Corps officer said Sunday.


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