The Shirase Hikohan is the Artic Exploration Flight that flies from the icebreaker JNS Shirase and reports directly to the Yokusuka Chihotai (Wing). It is based at Tateyama (RJTE). After retiring its S-61A/A-1 helicopters in 2005, it may have been temporarily disbanded pending delivery of the new KHI CH-101 helos currently undergoing evaluation at 51 Kokutai at Atsugi.
|1963/||Tateyama Naval Air Base||RJTE|
Shirase Hikohan List of helicopters
|C/N||Version||Built||In this Org||In other Org|
|KHI03||CH-101||2008|| 8191 : KHI Merlin CH-101, c/n KHI03, f/f ?; d/d to JMSDF as 8191/91 Sep08; xfer 1+ |
|KHI04||CH-101||2009|| 8192 : KHI Merlin CH-101, c/n KHI04, f/f ?; d/d to JMSDF as 8192/92 May09; xfer 1+ |
|KHI11||CH-101||2013|| 8193 : JMSDF CH-101; 2013 111 Kok asg Shirase Hikohan |