But according to Asahi Shimbun on June 27, the Self-Defense Force actually sent two planes, but one of them broke down halfway. The Paris Air Show was meant to showcase Japans aviation manufacturing technology and promote domestic products, but this has happened, said a person close to the Japanese government: Its really embarrassing that the plane didnt fly to the scene.
This is the P-15508 aircraft at Paris air show.
According to the announcement issued by the Defense Equipment Agency on June 12, Japan plans to start two planes from Haizimu Base in Kanagawa Prefecture on June 12. Originally scheduled to fly to Paris on the 16th, on the 19th and 20th to participate in the air show activities, ground demonstration and flight performance. In June 21st, he took off from Paris and returned home. 25 days to return to the thick wood base.
Two P-1 waiting for take-off at the thick wood base, crowd farewell (Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Facebook map)
Defense equipment hall 12 announcement, open schedule (defense equipment hall website screenshots)
During the flight, the two aircraft stopped in Djibouti. In order to carry out the anti-Somali piracy mission, the Japan Self-Defense Force established a base at Djibouti Airport in 2009, stationed two P-3C patrol aircraft to conduct vigilant patrols in the surrounding sea areas. But when the Djibouti base was overhauled, a ground crew found a malfunction. The parts to be replaced need to be transferred from Japan. It was therefore provisionally decided that the aircraft in question would remain in Djibouti and the other would fly to Paris as planned.
No. 5505 aircraft flew to Djibouti sea from the base (Japans unified staff supervision department).
According to public images, Japan sent two P-1 numbers 5505 and 5508. The failure occurred in No. 5505 aircraft, and only 5508 arrived in Paris. At present, two planes have landed at the thick wood base in the evening of 26 local time in Japan.
No. 5508 aircraft on display at Paris air show (visual china map)
But by the time Observer. com was published, the Ministry of Defense had not yet explained that only one plane actually arrived in Paris.
The P-1 is a new generation of patrol anti-submarine aircraft developed by Japan. It has been equipped with Haizi since 2012 and will gradually replace the existing P-3C fleet. The machine has four hair and 11 occupants, with a total length of 38 meters and a wingspan of 35.4 meters. In 2014, after the Japanese Cabinet meeting established the Three Principles for the Transfer of Defense Equipment, the restrictions on the export of military equipment and technology were greatly relaxed. As a new generation of self-developed military aircraft in Japan, Japan has spared no effort in promoting the P-1 patrol aircraft.
In 2015, Japan sent P-1 to participate in the exhibition. Britains hunting fans antisubmarine aircraft was decommissioned at that time. But Britain finally chose the Boeing P-8 sea god patrol aircraft. And some media said that at the beginning of this year, French President Olander proposed to Japan to consider introducing P-1 instead of Frances active Atlantic 2 patrol aircraft. This is the first time the Japanese Self-Defense Force sent military aircraft to participate in the Paris Air Show, sent P-1 exhibition is likely to show the French aircraft performance.
Japanese defense Deputy Minister Wakamiya Kentsugu and defense equipment director Guandu side Xiu Ming also participated in the air show. On the 19th, French President Mark Long visited Japans P-1 patrol aircraft and met with the two men during a visit to the air exhibition venue. The defense cooperation between France and Japan is very important, he told the two.
So its not hard to imagine the mood of Japanese insiders when they say really humiliating on such an occasion when a plane breaks down halfway. Source: observer net responsibility editor: Wang Lishan _NBJS7182
So its not hard to imagine the mood of Japanese insiders when they say really humiliating on such an occasion when a plane breaks down halfway.