Japan is exploring opportunities to export Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ (KHI’s) P-1 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to customers in Europe.
The Japan Ministry of Defense’s (MoD’s) Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) confirmed that the export drive is being supported by the presence of two P-1s at the ILA 2018 air show in Germany, which concludes on 29 April.
ATLA said the presence of the aircraft in Germany will be supported by efforts to “promote the development of defence equipment and technical co-operation with foreign countries”. Jane’s understands that this effort is focused on exploring opportunities for European sales of the P-1.
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