The Subaru (Fuji) / Bell 412EPX ( to be known as UH-2 ? ) won the competition to replace the Fuji UH-1J.
On March 2020, Subaru received contract for first 6 helicopters valued $131M. Plans calls for more than 100 UH-X
Subaru UH-X Prototype Delivered to JGSDF, 01-Mar-19 : #Delivery Subaru delivered the first Utility Helicopter UH-X prototype to the Japan Ground Self Defence Force (JGSDF) with a ceremony at its Utsunomiya Plant
Subaru UH-X First Flight, 07-Jan-19 : The Subaru UH-X prototype, #45001, performed maiden flight December 21, 2018 at Utsunomiya plant in Japan. Based on the Bell 412EPX will replace JGSDF’ UH-1J Hueys and sold commercially
List of Aircraft
|C/N||Mod||Built||ID In this Org||In other Org|
| 45001: Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD) d/d 28feb19|| - 45001: Subaru UH-X prototype f/f at Utsunomiya plant;