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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Japan’s P-1 Submarine Hunter Will Make Historic Flight in Britain

Kawasaki P-1 MPAJapan’s P-1 maritime patrol aircraft will become the first aircraft with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force to perform in a European airshow after Japan announced it will perform in this month’s Royal International Air Tattoo in Britain.

The announcement comes as Kawasaki Heavy Industries, builder of the P-1, continues its push to find international buyers for the aircraft that compares to Boeing’s P-8 maritime patrol aircraft, which is flown by the U.S. Navy.

Japan will send two P-1s to Britain with one on display and the other performing in the airshow. It’s notable that the Japanese chose a British air show to debut its submarine hunter.

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