Eurocopter EC225LP
japan Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

Japanese Army

Del'd: 4 - 2007 to present

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force EC225LP

Three acquired in 2007 for VIP duties replacing the AS332L Super Puma. One lost in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami and replaced

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Japan Extends H225 Logistical Support, 20-Feb-17 : Airbus Helicopters Japan awarded a 5 year extension for the logistical support, ‘HCare Infinite’, of 3 VIP H225 / EC225LP operated by the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF)

EC225 replacement for Japan JGSDF, 14-Mar-12 : Tokyo - The Japan Ministry of Defense signed a contract on 8th March 2012 with Eurocopter to acquire an EC225, a heavy twin-engine helicopter from Eurocopter’s Super Puma family. It had a fleet of three EC225s, but one of which was submerged during the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The procurement of the new 11-ton helicopter is meant as a replacement for the damaged aircraft.


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2007/    Tokubetu Yuso Hikotai Kisarazu

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2645     01021: JGSDF Oct08, JG-1021 STH VIP type; 05ap18 pictured at Minist+
2656     01022: JGSDF Jan07, JG-1022 STH VIP type
2659     01023: JGSDF Mar07, JG-1023 STH VIP type
    01024: JGSDF Oct15, JG-1024 STH VIP type

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