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Global V-22 Osprey fleet grounded following fatal crash in Japan

A USAF-operated CV-22B Osprey was lost off Yakushima Island, Japan, on November 29, killing all eight airmen on board and resulting in a global operational stand-down of the tiltrotor

Philippine Army to receive UH-1J helicopters from Japan

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force has committed to transferring an unspecified number of Fuji Heavy Industries-made UH-1J Huey utility helicopters to the Philippine Army in a bid to bolster the Army Aviation Regiment’s humanitarian assistance/disaster response capabilities

Additional King Air 350i special mission aircraft arrives in Japan

Textron Aviation has delivered an additional Beechcraft King Air 350i special mission aircraft to Japcon Inc, ahead of the aircraft’s official handover to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

Japan begins MV-22B Osprey flight operations

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) became the first international operator of the US-built Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor after it began flight operations with the platform on November 6