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Air Warfare

PREMIUM: Special mission King Air moves to Japan

26th February 2021 - 01:13 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

Japan's army will soon have an operational fleet of eight King Air 350-family aircraft in service.

Textron Aviation announced on 25 February the recent delivery of a single King Air 350i aircraft destined for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF).

The aircraft configured for multiple special missions was handed over to Japcon Incorporated. Textron said the special mission suite included ‘a removable, belly-mounted, forward-looking infrared installation, forward ...

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