Air Warfare

PREMIUM: JASDF receives first EW C-2, as F-X plans progress

5th October 2020 - 00:49 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


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Japan has taken delivery of its new electronic attack aircraft, accepting the RC-2 from KHI on 1 October.

On 1 October, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) accepted its first RC-2 aircraft from Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI), this being a special version of the C-2 transport aircraft that is fitted out for EW missions.

The RC-2 performed its first test flights from Gifu in 2018, and since then ...

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