Kawasaki Heavy Industries MCH-101 in
japan Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

Japanese Navy

Del'd: 14 - 2006 to present


  • Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force MCH-101
  • Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force MCH-101

The JMSDF choose the AgustaWestland EH101 in 2003. The first one was built and tested in UK as ZK112, then dis-assembled and shipped to Kawasaki Heavy Industries for re-assembly and certification. Was officially delivery on March 2006. Three helicopters were completed as CH-101 as transports for Antarctic support missions. Eleven were configured as MCH-101 as a replacement for the Sikorsky S-80M-1/MH-53E in the aerial minesweeping/utility mission.

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Airborne Mine Counter Measures MCH-101 to JMSDF, 10-Mar-15 : AgustaWestland and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) announce the delivery of the first Airborne Mine Counter Measures (AMCM) equipped MCH-101 helicopter to the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force.

More MH-60S Airborne Laser Mine Detection Systems, 02-Feb-15 : Northrop Grumman received a contract from the US Navy for the continued production of the AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) pod subsystems for the MH-60S Seahawk helicopter.

JMSDF awards MCH-101 contract to SAIC, 06-Nov-12 : MCLEAN, Va, USA - Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE: SAI] today announced it has been awarded a contract to provide the Mine Warfare and Environmental Decision Aids Library (MEDAL) tactical decision aid in support of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) MCH-101 helicopter Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM).

First Licence Built EH101 Delivered By Kawasaki, 26-Mar-07 : UK / Italy - AgustaWestland is pleased to announce the delivery by Kawasaki of the first ever licence built EH101 helicopter to their Customer, the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF).

JMSDF Takes Delivery of First EH101, 06-Mar-06 : AgustaWestland announce the delivery by Kawasaki of the first EH101 helicopter to the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF)


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2010/nowShirase Hikohan Tateyama Naval Air Base
2006/now111 Kokutai MCAS Iwakuni
2006/now51 Kokutai Atsugi Kaigun-hikōjō

H Hyuga class
H Izumo class

Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    KHI03 CH-101 2008     8191: KHI Merlin CH-101, c/n KHI03, f/f ?; d/d to JMSDF as 8191/91+
    KHI04 CH-101 2009     8192: KHI Merlin CH-101, c/n KHI04, f/f ?; d/d to JMSDF as 8192/92+
    KHI11 CH-101 2013     8193: JMSDF CH-101; 2013 111 Kok asg Shirase Hikohan
    KHI01 2006     8651: AW Merlin Mk.518, c/n 50138, reg G-17-518, f/f 15/02/2005; a+
    KHI02 2006     8652: AW Merlin Mk.518, c/n 518002, f/f?; del to Japan 23Mar07; KH+
    KHI05 2010     8653: KHI MCH-101 Merlin, f/f?; d/d to JMSDF as 8653 Nov10; xfer 1+
    KHI06 2011     8654: KHI MCH-101 Merlin, f/f?; d/d to JMSDF as 8654 07Mar11; xfer+
    KHI07 2011     8655: KHI MCH-101 Merlin, f/f?; d/d to JMSDF as 8655 29Sep11; xfer+
    KHI08 2013     8656: JMSDF MCH-101; 2013 111 Kok
    KHI09     8657: JMSDF MCH-101
    KHI10     8658: JMSDF MCH-101
    KHI12     8659: JMSDF MCH-101
    KHI13     8660: JMSDF MCH-101

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