Japan's defense minister says he wants to deploy on a temporary basis the US military's Osprey transport aircraft to a Self-Defense Force base in Kisarazu City, near Tokyo, in March of next year at the earliest.
The Defense Ministry plans to deploy a total of 17 Ospreys for use by the Ground Self-Defense Force by 2021.
Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya has again defended the recent actions of a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force patrol aircraft during its patrol over the Sea of Japan.
His ministry says a South Korean destroyer directed its fire-control radar at the Japanese P-1 aircraft which was on a monitoring mission above Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone, or EEZ, in the Sea of Japan on December 20th.
The US military and Japan's Self-Defense Forces are searching for 5 American service members off the coast of western Japan. 7 members were on board 2 military planes that collided mid-air Thursday morning, but 2 of them have been rescued.
Japan's Defense Ministry says an FA-18 fighter jet and a KC-130 refueling aircraft, both from the US Marine Corps Iwakuni Air Station, collided around 100 kilometers south of Cape Muroto in Kochi Prefecture at around 1:40 AM and crashed into waters.
Japan's Self Defense Forces are searching for 6 American military members off the coast of western Japan. They were on board two military planes that collided mid-air Thursday morning.
The SDF say they have rescued one crewmember who is being treated at US Iwakuni air station in western Japan. The government says he is in stable condition.
Japanese Self-Defense Force aircraft and vessels are searching off the coast of western Japan after two US Marine Corps aircraft collided mid-air and crashed early Thursday morning.
Japan's Defense Ministry says an FA18 fighter and a KC130 refueling aircraft collided about 100 kilometers south of Cape Muroto, Kochi Prefecture, at 1:40 AM, Japan time.
Japanese researchers say they have developed a ceramic material that self-repairs cracks in just a minute and could drastically change manufacturing methods for the transportation industry.
The team from the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and Yokohama National University said the material could be used in plane engines to keep them operating even if they are damaged in collisions with airborne objects.
A team of "flying doctors" providing emergency medical support to disaster zones on Thursday showed its specially adapted aircraft to the press at Saga airport in southwestern Japan.
The team consisting of doctors from Saga University Hospital and pilots is on standby around the clock to provide relief in times of disasters, according to the Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management Japan, the operator of the emergency unit.
Honda Aircraft Company announced today that the HondaJet, the world’s most advanced light jet, received its type certificate from Transport Canada on June 1, 2017. The approval paves the way for the company to begin deliveries to Canadian registration customers as HondaJet production continues ramping up.
"We are proud to achieve Canadian certification for the HondaJet, which signifies it meets the high safety standards governed by Transport Canada,"said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. "With multiple orders in the pipeline, achieving this important milestone will now allow us to begin HondaJet deliveries to our Canadian registration customers."