Wednesday, October 5, 2022

U.S, Japan perform large-scale airborne exercise

A bilateral collaboration of U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members conducted a large-scale airborne exercise as part of Airborne 22.

Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF’s capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere.

This event optimizes mission effectiveness through the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force, according to a recent service news release.


During the exercise, C-130J tactical planes from Yokota airdropped approximately 500 JGSDF personnel and 100 container delivery system bundles.

Photo by Gustavo Castillo
Photo by Gustavo Castillo
Photo by Gustavo Castillo

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