First two Osprey aircraft for JGSDF arrive in Japan

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The first two Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor military aircraft ordered by the Japanese government for Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) have arrived in Japanese soil on May 8 for delivery.

V-22 Ospreys bound for Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) units arrive in Japan at Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, May 8, 2020. The V-22 off-load marked the first time JGSDF V-22s arrived on Japanese soil. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Akeel Austin)

The two aircraft were offloaded at Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni.

The Osprey is a multi-mission capable of both vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) and short takeoff and landing (STOL).