JMSDF

F-35 lands on Japanese vessel for first time

A US Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter has conducted a landing and take-off verification activity with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer IS Izumo recently in the waters south of Shikoku Island

JMSDF's first XSH-60L prototype takes flight

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has flown the first prototype of the XSH-60L – a further development by the Japanese firm of the Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk anti-submarine/anti-surface warfare helicopter

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Japanese Sub-Hunter

Designed from the start as a dedicated maritime patrol aircraft, Kawasaki’s P-1 boasts longer range than the Boeing P-8, has more weapons hardpoints, more operators and features a tail-mounted magnetic anomaly detector. Marcin Przeworski investigates.

New versions of P-1 planned

KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (KHI) plans to develop an electronic warfare version of its jet-powered P-1 maritime patrol aircraft.