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Osprey deployment in Saga to be postponed

  • July 19, 2017
  • , Nikkei
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Nikkei front-paged a speculative piece saying that the planned deployment of GSDF Ospreys at Saga Airport will probably be postponed by two years at least until FY2021 given the ongoing delay in negotiations with local fishermen and the acquisition of land for hosting the tilt-rotor planes. The daily said the likely delay in the MV-22 deployment in Saga may have adverse effects on the scheduled establishment in Sasebo, Nagasaki, by next March of an SDF unit specializing in remote island defense because troops there will supposedly be airlifted by the Saga-based Ospreys. 

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