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  • IN FOCUS: China crisis adds urgency to Japanese air force modernisation


    This year's Japan International Aerospace Exhibition in Nagoya coincides with efforts to modernise the nation's air...


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  • IN FOCUS: China crisis adds urgency to Japanese air force modernisation

    News | 08 Oct 2012 07:00 | Greg Waldron

    This year's Japan International Aerospace Exhibition in Nagoya coincides with efforts to modernise the nation's air force amid concerns about China's rising airpowerhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IN-FOCUS-China-crisis-adds-urgency-to-Japanese-air-force-modernisation-377060/
  • Japan completes F-2 flight development

    News | 25 Jul 2000 00:00

    <p>The Japanese Air Development and Test Wing has completed flight tests of the Mitsubishi F-2A/B fighter, but the delivery schedule has suffered more delays. </p> <p>It is now expected that deployment of the aircraft to Japan Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) squadrons will be approved by the Japan Defence Agency (JDA) in September. Nine aircraft have been budgeted for the JDA's procurement plan for fiscal year 2000. </p> <p>The JASDF wants about 130 aircraft (83 F-2As and 47 F-2Bs), but the final number will depend on the defence budget. First deliveries have been repeatedly delayed - the previous delivery target was August this year, but was held up by structural cracking problems in the F-2's wing, compounded by excessive fin root loads discovered during negative 1<I>g</I> roll manoeuvring. </p> <p>The cracked areas have been reinforced with metal plates. The JASDF had hoped to take delivery of 19 aircraft by the end of this fiscal year in March 2001. </p> <p>The F-2A is intendedhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Japan-completes-F-2-flight-development-68300/
  • World Air Forces listing J-M

    News | 24 Nov 1999 00:00

    <p>JAMAICA</p> <p>JAMAICA DEFENCE FORCE AIR WING</p> <p>Formed in 1963, shortly after Jamaica's independence, the Jamaica Defence Force Air Wing's primary role is air mobility for the infantry. The Air Wing also supports the police on observation duties, is active in counter drug operations missions and is used as an air ambulance. Fixed-wing aircraft are used for maritime and coastal patrol as well as VIP transport. The Air Wing is split into three flights. No 1 operates the fixed-wing types based at Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport. Nos 2 Flight and 3 Flight are based at the Jamaica Defence Force headquarters at Up Park Camp, Kingston. No 2 Flight operates the UH-1H/Bell 205s in utility roles and No 3 Flight flies observation missions with the JetRangers. The AS355Ns were delivered in 1999.</p> <p>Type&#9;&#9;&#9;&#9;&#9;No&#9;&#9;Role</p> <p>Bell 206B JetRanger&#9;&#9;&#9;6&#9;&#9;liaison/SAR</p> <p>AS335N Squirrel &#9;&#9;&#9;4&#9;&#9;liaison/patrol</p> <p>Bellhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/World-Air-Forces-listing-J-M-58981/
  • Comrades in arms

    News | 10 Mar 1999 00:00

    Andrzej Jeziorski/SINGAPORE Lockheed Martin has provided Japan and South Korea with a technology boost by partnering on key aircraft programmes <p>Japan and South Korea, two of the most significant aerospace industrial nations in the Asia-Pacific region, are pressing ahead with combat aircraft programmes that bring in new US technology via partnerships with Lockheed Martin. </p> <p>Japan is developing the Mitsubishi F-2A/B, a development of the F-16C/D which was selected in October 1987 to replace the ageing Mitsubishi F-1 support fighter. Initial airframe design contracts were awarded in 1989. </p> <p>The F-2 differs from the F-16 in having a new composite wing with greater span and root chord, and 25% more surface area. It has two additional hardpoints as well as forward-swept trailing edges. The aircraft's aft fuselage has been stretched compared with the F-16's, and the radome is larger to accommodate a new Mitsubishi Electric active phased-array radar. </p> <p>The digital flhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Comrades-in-arms-49001/
  • Military Aircraft Directory: Mitsubishi

    News | 29 Jul 1998 10:38

    <p>MITSUBISHI </p> <TABLE BORDER CELLSPACING=1 BORDERCOLOR="#000000" CELLPADDING=2 WIDTH=862> <TR><TD WIDTH="38%" VALIGN="TOP" BGCOLOR="#c0c0c0" HEIGHT=17> <p>Manufacturer</TD> <TD WIDTH="11%" VALIGN="TOP" BGCOLOR="#c0c0c0" HEIGHT=17> <p>PWR</TD> <TD WIDTH="11%" VALIGN="TOP" BGCOLOR="#c0c0c0" HEIGHT=17> <p>Max TD</TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" VALIGN="TOP" BGCOLOR="#c0c0c0" HEIGHT=17> <p>Max </p> <p>TR</TD> <TD WIDTH="7%" VALIGN="TOP" BGCOLOR="#c0c0c0" HEIGHT=17> <p>WS</TD> <TD WIDTH="5%" VALIGN="TOP" BGCOLOR="#c0c0c0" HEIGHT=17> <p>FL</TD> <TD WIDTH="15%" VALIGN="TOP" BGCOLOR="#c0c0c0" HEIGHT=17> <p>Max Kts/Mach</TD> <TD WIDTH="3%" VALIGN="TOP" BGCOLOR="#c0c0c0" HEIGHT=17> <p>C</TD> </TR> <TR><TD WIDTH="38%" VALIGN="TOP" HEIGHT=17> <p>F-2 Fighter/attack</TD> <TD WIDTH="11%" VALIGN="TOP" HEIGHT=17><p></p> </TD> <TD WIDTH="11%" VALIGN="TOP" HEIGHT=17> <p>76.5kN</TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" VALIGN="TOP" HEIGHT=17> <p>129.1kN</TD> <TD WIDTH="7%" VALIGN="TOP" HEIGHT=17> <p>11.1</TD> <TD WIDTH="5%" Vhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Military-Aircraft-Directory-Mitsubishi-40458/
  • Mitsubishi Helicopter Dept

    News | 23 Oct 1996 00:00

    <p>F-4EJKAI </p> <p>Mitsubishi is the prime contractor for modernisation of 96 Japan Air Self-Defence Force McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Phantoms. The first updated F-4EJKai was delivered in 1989. Improvements include installation of a Westinghouse APG-66J pulse- Doppler radar as well as other avionics upgrades. </p> <p>F-2 </p> <p>Formerly known as the FS-X, a Mitsubishi-developed derivative of the Lockheed Martin F-16, powered by the GE F110-129s, was flown for the first time in October 1995. A second prototype was flown in December 1995. </p> <p>The aircraft is intended to replace the Japan Air Self-Defence Force's Mitsubishi F-1 support fighter from 1999. </p>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Mitsubishi-Helicopter-Dept-9663/