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USMC maintains Ospreys, deploys Vipers in Japan

1st February 2017 - 08:59 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The US military celebrated the opening of its first depot-level Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey repair facility in Japan on 12 January. 

Located at Camp Kisarazu, an air base belonging to the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF), the facility will be operated by Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific (FRCWP).

Under contract to Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the hangar facility will maintain all US Marine Corps (USMC) Ospreys forward-deployed on Okinawa.

Capt Matthew Edwards, commanding officer of FRCWP, commented: ‘The V-22 is a strategic asset for the marines in Japan. Opening this facility is a win-win situation for the Japan-US alliance; it will

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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