The Type 96 Armoured Personnel Carrier of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force lost one of the wheels during the military show. This year, Japan has marked the 59th anniversary of the opening of the Kusu Garrison.
The Type 96 8×8 wheeled armoured personnel carrier is operated by the Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF). The vehicle is produced by Defence Systems Division of Komatsu. Type 96 is a high-mobility APC capable of transporting up to eight fully equipped combat troops and two crew members.
The Type 96 APC entered service with the JGSDF in 1995. Komatsu delivered 46 vehicles to the JGSDF by the end of 1999. JGSDF ordered 31 vehicles in 2003 and 14 in 2004. About 270 units were delivered by 2009. Komatsu received orders for 17 Type 96 APCs in FY2010 and 11 vehicles in FY2011.
The Type 96 APC is primarily used by infantry units to launch operations and transport troops to the battlefield.