14 March 2017

News Story: Japan, U.S. hold joint military drill with Osprey fleet

V-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor Aircraft
NIIGATA, Japan (Kyodo) -- Four U.S. Marine Corps Osprey transport aircraft were used Monday in an ongoing joint military exercise between Japan and the United States in Niigata, making it the largest-ever fleet of the tilt-rotor aircraft to take part in a joint drill in Japan.

Up to six MV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft from a Marine Corps base in Okinawa are scheduled to participate in the drill which started with about 750 troops at the Ground Self-Defense Force's Camp Somagahara in Gunma Prefecture, eastern Japan, on March 6 and will continue through Friday at the Sekiyama training area.

Read the full story at The Mainichi