Japan, U.S. eye nighttime exercise using Osprey in Hokkaido

Aug 2, 2017

Japan, U.S. eye nighttime exercise using Osprey in Hokkaido

Japan and the United States are considering operating the U.S. military's Osprey aircraft at night as part of an upcoming joint exercise planned in Hokkaido, an official of the Ground Self-Defense Force said Wednesday. The exercise involving GSDF members and U.S. Marines is planned between ...

Ospreys chalk up third emergency landing since December

Jun 11, 2017

Ospreys chalk up third emergency landing since December

A U.S. Marine Corps Osprey was undamaged and no crew members were injured after the tilt-rotor aircraft made an emergency landing Saturday at Amami airport in Kagoshima Prefecture, a Japanese government source said. The U.S. military explained it was a preventive landing to avoid an ...

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Personnel shortage delays CV-22 Osprey deployment to Yokota base

A shortage of skilled operations and maintenance personnel has delayed the deployment of U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey aircraft to Tokyo's Yokota Air Base, the U.S. Defense Department said. Pentagon spokesman Gary Ross said Wednesday that training experienced personnel for running the CV-22 enterprise has ...

Fuji Heavy engineers get through Osprey maintenance training

Feb 3, 2017

Fuji Heavy engineers get through Osprey maintenance training

Engineers from Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. have mostly completed their maintenance training for the Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft deployed in Okinawa Prefecture, according to the U.S. Marine Corps. A repair facility for the forward-deployed Osprey fleet opened at the Ground Self-Defense Force camp in Kisarazu, ...

Jan 7, 2017

U.S. resumes Osprey refueling drills in Okinawa

The U.S. military resumed aerial refueling drills for Osprey aircraft in Okinawa Prefecture on Friday, Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said amid local protests. The move comes less than a month after one of the tilt-rotor aircraft was forced to ditch in nearby waters, injuring only ...