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Japan received the first convertibles Bell Boeing V-22V Osprey

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Japan received the first convertibles Bell Boeing V-22V Osprey

Japan began to receive American convertiplanes Bell Boeing V-22V Osprey. The first two military transport convertiplanes on May 8 arrived by sea at the Ivakuni naval base in Yamaguchi Prefecture.


The Japanese government announced plans for the purchase of American convertibles Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey for the Self-Defense Forces in 2014. In May 2015, the U.S. approved the sale of 17 convertible plans totaling $ 3 billion to Japan through its Intergovernmental Military Sales Foreign Military Sales (FMS). The tiltrotopes purchased by Japan, designated V-22B Block C, are export counterparts of the MV-22B airborne transport vehicles supplied by the US Marine Corps.

Japan allocated funds in 2015 for the purchase of the first five convertiplanes, in 2016 and 2017 - eight more.


Tests of the first built for the army aviation The Japanese land forces tiltrotor began in late summer 2017 at the Bell Helicopter Amarillo Assembly Center in Texas.

As part of the Japanese Army Aviation, the V-22B Osprey convertiplanes will be part of the new aviation unit planned to be based at the Saga Kyushu airfield. Convertibles are planned to be used primarily for interaction with the brigade deployed in Sasebo, the rapid deployment of amphibious forces (marine corps).

The tasks of the new unit include the protection of remote islands in the East China Sea, including the Senkaku Islands (the Chinese name Diaoyudao), which are the subject of a territorial dispute between Japan and China.
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  1. Walrus fang
    Walrus fang 9 May 2020 15: 19 New
    -14
    These are convertiplanes .. Expensive and excellent goals for Koreans and Chinese ... hi
    1. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 9 May 2020 15: 40 New
      11
      Quote: Walrus Fang
      These are convertiplanes .. Expensive and excellent goals for Koreans and Chinese ... hi

      In modern military technology, almost everything that flies is an attainable goal and, as a rule, very good. expensive . The Japanese chose the optimal device for themselves in their situation for the fast transfer of troops to disputed islands in the event of an aggravation of the conflict - of course you can argue, but the tiltrotor has many advantages over helicopters and, most importantly, speed. There are understandable disadvantages as well. complexity and high cost. However, American everything is expensive. Again, the possibility of acting from the decks of their carrier destroyers is laid down for anyone. so I chose it, I think thoughtfully.
      1. knn54
        knn54 9 May 2020 16: 25 New
        -1
        Indispensable for evacuation.
    2. abvgdeika
      abvgdeika 9 May 2020 15: 51 New
      -3
      Learn the story, it says who happened to be whose purpose soldier
      1. Walrus fang
        Walrus fang 9 May 2020 16: 07 New
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        Quote: abvgdeika
        Learn the story, it says who happened to be whose purpose soldier

        We can teach Russians, even the most hopeless! hi
        1. abvgdeika
          abvgdeika 9 May 2020 16: 08 New
          -3
          Who is this?
    3. donavi49
      donavi49 9 May 2020 17: 36 New
      +1
      It is always smooth on paper. Take the same UAVs - what could be easier for air defense? Almost non-maneuvering target with a speed that even for 1915 was already considered insufficient for a combat aircraft.
      And how hard it is to fight against them. Although on paper - ZUShka in the back and there are no UAVs in range. However, they were beaten by Torah, Bukami, and S-125. And the shells. And somehow it didn’t work out very well. Despite the objective losses of UAVs, they then completed their task.

      So it is here. On paper, it’s kind of simple. But even if they beat a few, the question is different - will they fulfill their task? If so, then all losses are justified.
  2. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 9 May 2020 16: 05 New
    0
    В преддверие и во время войны сведения о новом вооружение других стран поступали только от разведки....сейчас они публикуются открыто...пусть знают потенциальные "партнёры"...и боятся...
    1. Walrus fang
      Walrus fang 9 May 2020 16: 09 New
      -3
      North Korea, Vietnam, China, etc. Studied well !!!!
  3. FIR FIR
    FIR FIR 9 May 2020 16: 07 New
    0
    Put on Izumo F-35B and tiltrotor ...
    More bastions in the Kuril Islands!
    1. abvgdeika
      abvgdeika 9 May 2020 16: 12 New
      -2
      Do you really think that Japan is going to fight with Russia?
      1. FIR FIR
        FIR FIR 9 May 2020 16: 37 New
        -3
        With whom?
        With the Philippines or with China?
        1. abvgdeika
          abvgdeika 9 May 2020 16: 39 New
          -6
          China, North Korea but not with Russia exactly what to share?
          1. FIR FIR
            FIR FIR 9 May 2020 16: 42 New
            -1
            Japan with the DPRK? What for? What reasons? Dividends?
            With the PRC they can, but only if the mattresses get involved.
            And without the United States, the gut is thin.
            1. abvgdeika
              abvgdeika 9 May 2020 16: 44 New
              -4
              I just wanted to say that Japan will not fight with Russia
              1. abvgdeika
                abvgdeika 9 May 2020 16: 45 New
                -7
                And that’s good, because I don’t want to repeat stop
              2. FIR FIR
                FIR FIR 9 May 2020 16: 46 New
                -3
                He won’t ... if he sees that he is raking in full.
            2. Grits
              Grits 10 May 2020 07: 50 New
              -3
              Quote: FIR FIR
              Japan with the DPRK? What for? What reasons? Dividends?
              With the PRC they can, but only if the mattresses get involved.
              And without the United States, the gut is thin.

              Russia and China can simply roll Japan to zero. North Koreans will also not roll cotton wool and immediately vigorous, the loaf will be used. Vietnam is a tough nut and even the USA could not cope with it. South Korea and Taiwan are allies. who are left? Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia. With them, the Japs will be able to fight enough. All kinds of Brunei, Kiribati, Fiji and Tonga can capture it.
  4. ork_333
    ork_333 9 May 2020 17: 44 New
    -2
    Interestingly, the Japanese version will also have periodic jambs to climb out, or did the Americans still bring this machine to mind?
  5. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 9 May 2020 17: 50 New
    -1
    epidemic epidemic ... but business is above all ...