Kawasaki C-2 Delay

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Unread post06 Jul 2014, 21:39

http://www.japantoday.com/category/nati ... argo-plane
Japan on Friday postponed the rollout of a long-range military cargo jet for two years because of defects, potentially complicating Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push for a more robust defense.
The C-2 aircraft built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries needs to be re-engineered after a rear cargo door blew out during cabin-pressure tests, the Defense Ministry said in a press release...
With Japanese attitudes toward military exports softening, I had been following this program along with the Kawasaki P-1 as both aircraft seem likely to be among the early candidates for international marketing. It would be interesting to see how they'd compete against the A400 and P-8 respectively.

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