Japan, India to hold talks over exports of US2 rescue plane Wed

Discussion in 'Foreign Relations' started by Srinivas_K, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Srinivas_K

    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Messages:
    4,674
    Likes Received:
    3,351
    Japan, India to hold talks over exports of US2 rescue plane Wed
    Japan and India will hold a second round of working-level talks in Tokyo on Wednesday over the former's aim to export US2 amphibious rescue aircraft to the latter, the Defense Ministry said.

    Tokyo is considering exporting the aircraft without removing such defense equipment as the identification friend or foe system and cryptography, as it adopted new principles and guidelines on arms exports last Tuesday, overturning its decades-long arms embargo policy, government officials said.

    Officials from the defense, foreign and trade ministries will participate in the meeting, which follows one last December. On Tuesday, Japan will invite Indian officials for a trial flight of the plane and a tour of the plant where it is manufactured in Kobe, western Japan.

    Japan, India to hold talks over exports of US2 rescue plane Wed. | GlobalPost
     
    jmj_overlord likes this.
  2.  
  3. jmj_overlord

    jmj_overlord Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2013
    Messages:
    694
    Likes Received:
    154
    Location:
    Cochin


    Did they readily agree for the sales of the aircraft with such defence equipments onboard ? after all it's not a common sight....
     
  4. Srinivas_K

    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Messages:
    4,674
    Likes Received:
    3,351
    Japan is ready to export defense equipment, they have changed their constitution accordingly.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2014
  5. trackwhack

    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Messages:
    3,757
    Likes Received:
    2,573
    Can the US2 serve as an AWACS or Tanker platform?
     
  6. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    14,140
    Likes Received:
    8,528
    Location:
    North Carolina, USA
  7. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    14,140
    Likes Received:
    8,528
    Location:
    North Carolina, USA

    It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. No worries, just click here to download the PDF file.



    US2 could possibly configured to carry fuel as well as water.
     
    nirranj likes this.
  8. kstriya

    kstriya Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Messages:
    255
    Likes Received:
    139
    Japan may cut price to ink aircraft deal with India

    Published September 11, 2016

    SOURCE: TNN

    Japan is negotiating the sale of Shinmaywa US-2 search and rescue aircraft with New Delhi not for any economic gain, but because it considers India a friendly country , Tokyo has said amid reports that the deal for 12 amphibious aircraft had collapsed over pricing and technology transfer issues.

    Top Japanese defence ministry sources told TOI in an exclusive interaction that they would look at reducing the price for the $1.6 billion aircraft deal as much as possible, in a fresh attempt to revive the negotiations. The agreement, if it happens, will have a huge symbolic significance as a message to China about deepening defence and security cooperation between India and Japan, both victims of Chinese territorial aggression.



    “Our position is that if this agreement happens, it will have a very favourable impact on our relations with India,” said a Japanese defence ministry official. “We understand there are some consultations under way in India over pricing. Pricing is determined by several factors. We are not doing this for economic gains but for our friendly relations with India and can look at reducing the price to the extent possible,” added the official.Japan is now hoping that there will be some progress in negotiations by the time PM Narendra Modi visits Tokyo later this year for the annual summit meet. After Japan overturned its self-imposed 1967 ban on export of arms in 2014, India was expected to become the first country to purchase defence equipment from Japan with an agreement for US-2 aircraft. India and Japan had last year, after the meeting between Modi and his counterpart Shinzo Abe, signed an agreement for transfer of defence equipment and technology .

    The two leaders had then said they wanted to to deepen the bilateral defence relationship through two-way collaboration and technology cooperation, co-development and coproduction.
     
  9. PD_Solo

    PD_Solo The only one

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2016
    Messages:
    258
    Likes Received:
    164
    Can it be armed with ASM, reconnaissance pods or ASW suite ?
     
  10. hardip

    hardip Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2015
    Messages:
    324
    Likes Received:
    183
    US-2_9903-2.JPG

    No...

    Aircraft Specialty is Air-sea rescue amphibian..Role.

    if want you totally change its mechanism..

    it's very useful for Indian Air Force and Indian Navy.

    see wiki for more info.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ShinMaywa_US-2
     

Share This Page