JMSDF

US Navy and JMSDF Helicopter Squadrons Conduct Bi-lateral Exercises

US Navy and JMSDF Helicopter Squadrons Conduct Bi-lateral Exercises

13-Oct-2021Source: US Navy

Aircrews from the “Warlords” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) “Mighty 59” of Air Development Squadron (VX) 51 conducted bi-lateral exercises, Sept. 14. An MH-60R Seahawk assigned to HSM-51 and an SH-60K assigned to VX-51 conducted a bilateral squadron Tactical Formation (TACFORM) flight, and a dual helicopter... Read more

HCare Infinite contract to ensure global fleet availability for Japan

HCare Infinite contract to ensure global fleet availability for Japan

15-Nov-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters in Japan has signed a contract with Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) benefiting from Airbus Helicopters’ new customer fleet availability service offer called HCare Infinite. The comprehensive agreement covers maintenance, parts supply, technical support as well as repair of 15 TH-135 training helicopters currently in operation at the JMSDF, and is effective from... Read more

Airbus Helicopters delivers three TH-135 training helicopters to Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

Airbus Helicopters delivers three TH-135 training helicopters to Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

8-Dec-2014Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters Japan has successfully handed over three TH-135 training helicopters to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). The three aircraft delivered between October and December are the JMSDF’s 11th, 12th and 13th units. The TH-135 is a variant of Airbus Helicopters’ light twin-engine EC135 T2+ which has been customized for JMSDF. Meant to replace... Read more

Maritime Self-Defense Force plans to build a helicopter destroyer

Maritime Self-Defense Force plans to build a helicopter destroyer

23-Nov-2009Source: Asahi

The Maritime Self-Defense Force plans to build a helicopter destroyer–the largest ship in the fleet–to counter China’s naval buildup and improve responses for contingencies. The planned helicopter destroyer will have a length of 248 meters, a displacement of 19,500 tons and a capability to transport up to 14 helicopters, 4,000 people and 50 trucks.... Read more

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