Japan and India agree seaplane deal

Japan has agreed to deliver a dozen US2 seaplanes to India’s Navy.  The $1.65Bn deal has been percolating for some time.  The Indian aircraft will be known as the US-2i. With the same capabilities as the Japanese US-2, some equipment modifications are being made...

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The interesting move by Japan and India

In May this year the Indian Prime Minister visited Japan and, among other things, discussed a deal for India to buy the Japanese US-2.   This aircraft, a four engined amphibian, is used by the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force for SAR.  There are less than 50...