Japan—Initial V-22 Tiltrotor Delivered To GSDF

Bell/Boeing | 07/15/2020

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) has taken delivery of its first V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, reports Bell-Boeing, the manufacturer. The aircraft was handed over during a ceremony at Camp Kisarazu in the central Chiba prefecture on July 10, said a release from Bell Textron. The V-22 is in a special configuration with a Japanese-specific communication system. Japan is the first non-U.S. operator of the aircraft. It has ordered 17 Block C Ospreys. Japanese personnel have...

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