MV-22 In Japan

2012-09-30 The Osprey is being added to the range of capabilities to provide for the Dynamic Defense of Japan.

And this is coming after 5 years of deployment experience with the Osprey.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs guests and Japanese Officials came aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Sept. 27 to learn about the safety and capabilities of the MV-22B Osprey aircraft.

Pictured is the Osprey which carried distinguished Japanese visitors to Washington DC to be briefed on the Osprey. The plane is seen at rest at its base in New River Air Station, August 2012. Credit Photo: SLD

The aircraft is part of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265.

VMM-265 aircraft are based at, and will operate out of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.

Basing the Osprey in Okinawa will significantly strengthen the United States’ ability to provide for the defense of Japan, perform humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations and fulfill other Alliance roles.

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

9/27/12

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