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Japan's first Osprey is being tested

At Bell Helicopter Amarillo Assembly Center, an American Bell Helicopter company in Texas, ground-based tests began on the first Bell Boeing V-22B Osprey convertible landing plane built for the Army aviation Japan's land forces reports bmpd with reference to the resource The Aviationist.

This is the first Osprey, made for export. flight tests of the machine should begin next week.

The Japanese government has decided to acquire the X-NUMX convertible V-17 Osprey for army aviation in November 22. The total estimated value of the supply was declared in $ 2014 billion.

According to the resource, "Japan-acquired convertoplanes, denoted V-22B Block C, are export analogues of the MV-22B transport assault vehicles supplied by the US Marine Corps."

In 2015, Tokyo approved the purchase of the first five convertaplanes. Their cost was about $ 332 million.

According to the information, V-22V Osprey will be part of a new aviation unit, planned to be based at Saga-Kyushu airfield. Convertible planes are planned to be used primarily for interaction with the separate infantry regiment of the Western Army stationed in Sasebo (in fact, it is a division of the Marine Corps, on the basis of which it is planned to deploy an "Amphibious Rapid Reaction Brigade").
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  1. Thrall
    Thrall 28 August 2017 11: 47 New
    Japanese authorities have banned flights.
  2. irazum
    irazum 28 August 2017 11: 49 New
    And why only for the army? Yapi was built by good helicopter carriers recently. Or are they too large in mass and size?
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 28 August 2017 12: 30 New
      It is quite normal. The American marines are their
      they use it with might and main on their helicopter carriers.
      1. irazum
        irazum 28 August 2017 12: 35 New
        The American is larger and the hangar deck is roomier.
  3. novel66
    novel66 28 August 2017 12: 05 New
    I hope it will not reach the Kuril Islands
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 28 August 2017 15: 14 New
      Quote: novel xnumx
      I hope it will not reach the Kuril Islands

      yes The DPRK air defense smiled ...
  4. Moore
    Moore 28 August 2017 12: 10 New
    To understand the cost of an hour of flight of this pepelats:

    B-2 did not enter. Maybe only it is more expensive ...
    1. irazum
      irazum 28 August 2017 12: 33 New
      Do you have similar statistics for our aircraft?
      1. Moore
        Moore 28 August 2017 16: 48 New
        According to media reports, the cost of an Su-27 hour is about 10 kilobaks, Tu-160-580 thousand rubles.
        It is necessary to search separately. Laziness.
    2. ProkletyiPirat
      ProkletyiPirat 29 August 2017 20: 05 New
      It is incorrect to compare the military transport tiltrotor and drones, and especially helicopters and fighters. No, I agree that there are a lot of stocks in the osprey, and the cost of maintenance is one of them, but the reason is known, this is the layout of the engine. But all the same, you need to compare with analogues on the tasks performed.