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MOD to build hangar at SDF base in Chiba to house U.S. Ospreys

  • May 29, 2020
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Kyodo reported that the Defense Ministry plans to construct a hangar at GSDF Camp Kisarazu in Chiba to shelter USMC MV-22s based at MCAS Futenma. The plan was drawn up in response to a U.S. military request for the maintenance facility there to accommodate as many as seven Ospreys at a time. The existing hangar reportedly can house only three or four of the tilt-rotor aircraft. According to the article, the U.S. military is hoping that periodic maintenance of CV-22s can also be performed at the same Japanese installation beginning in 2023.

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