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Signing of the Letter of Arrangement (LOA) to grant TC-90 JMSDF Training Aircraft to the Philippines

Signing of the Letter of Arrangement (LOA) to grant TC-90 JMSDF Training Aircraft to the Philippines

The MOD is currently leasing TC-90 JMSDF training aircraft to the Philippines. At Japan-Philippines Defense Ministerial meeting held in October, Minister of Defense Onodera expressed that Japan will change the terms of transfer from lease to grant, and it was welcomed by the Secretary of National Defense of the Philippines Lorenzana.

The MOD and the Department of National Defense of the Philippines signed a LOA to change the term of the transfer of the aircraft at Japan-Philippines summit meeting held in the Philippines in November. It is expected that this activity will further enhance Japan-Philippines defense cooperation.

Japan’s C-2 aircraft makes a debut at International Airshow

Japan’s C-2 aircraft makes a debut at International Airshow
Japan’s C-2 aircraft makes a debut at International Airshow

C-2 transport aircraft of the JASDF participated in the Dubai Airshow for the first time from November 12th to 13th on the invitation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), while it carried out its first overseas flight training.

Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Ono visited the airshow and met officials of the UAE Ministry of Defence. Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency ran a C-2 booth and actively promoted Japan’s sophisticated defense technology.

The C-2 aircraft attracted many foreign government officials and media. The International airshow debut of the C-2 was a great opportunity to promote understanding toward the aircraft.

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