Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force Board MV-22 Osprey for 1st Time

Members of the Ground Self-Defense Force boarded the U.S. militarys MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft for the first time Wednesday during a joint exercise with the U.S. Marine Corps, it has been learned.The exercise, simulating the recapture of an isolated island, was held at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California and was open to the media.Early in the morning, four Ospreys arrived at an exercise area in Camp Pendleton after taking off from an amphibious assault ship at sea. About 50 GSDF personnel aboard the aircraft joined a GSDF unit that had secured a stronghold the previous day.


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