Military

US Deploys CV-22s to Japan for North Korea Deterrence

By R&WI Staff | April 10, 2018

VMM-265 arrives at MCAS Iwakuni

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 arrives at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Marine Corps

Five CV-22 Ospreys from the U.S. Air Force arrived last week at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo, Japan, according to a U.S. Air Force statement.

With the goal of providing increased defensive measures for Japan and the U.S. against North Korea, the Ospreys are the first of such aircraft to be deployed at a U.S. base outside of Okinawa. The aircraft can also quickly respond to natural disasters and other crises.

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As part of this deployment, another five Ospreys are expected to arrive in the next several months.

Read more at The Japan News.

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