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U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey aircraft to arrive at Yokota AB

18-004 | April 3, 2018

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan - United States Forces, Japan announced today that five U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft are scheduled to arrive at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo later this week.

The arrival of the CV-22s in the Pacific Command Area of Responsibility addresses regional security concerns in line with the recently released 2018 National Defense Strategy and also provides a platform that can rapidly react to natural disasters or crises. As a result of these factors, the schedule for arrival of the CV-22s was adjusted from the previously announced 2020 timeline.

The CV-22s will remain at Yokota for a short time before leaving to conduct training around the region for the next few months. When they return from the training, they will continue to operate from Yokota. Additional unit personnel will arrive at Yokota over the next several months to support aircraft training operations in the region. A total of 10 aircraft are expected to be assigned to Yokota as part of a phased-basing plan over the next several years.

The CV-22 Osprey is a highly advanced aircraft with unique capabilities and an excellent operational safety record. It brings unparalleled special operations capabilities to the region as part of the United States’ commitment to Japan’s defense. The revolutionary aircraft, which combines the vertical lift capability of a helicopter with the speed and range of traditional fixed-wing aircraft, provides special operations forces with unparalleled speed and versatility, increasing their combat capability and responsiveness to regional contingencies.

More information about the CV-22 Osprey may be found in its fact sheet, here: http://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/104531/cv-22-osprey/ 








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