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Japan delays Osprey introduction due to local resistance

5th December 2018 - 10:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


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The Japanese MoD is delaying delivery of its first MV-22B Osprey tiltrotors because of opposition from local citizenry where the aircraft were supposed to be based.

Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya admitted in mid-November that there will be a delay in their arrival. ‘It’s true that we are seeing a ...

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