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Order of Battle - Japan

The list below provides an overview of military aircraft types operated by Japanese armed forces and the (primary) roles they fulfil.

Japan is a country in Asia sharing no borders with any country.

  Japan Air Self-Defence Force
2x   Boeing 747-400   VIP transport
25x   C-1A   heavy transport
15x   C-130H Hercules   tactical transport
1x   C-X   test flights
15x   CH-47J Chinook   heavy-lift transport
13x   E-2C Hawkeye   airborne early warning
4x   E-767   airborne command post
1x   EC-1   electronic warfare
49x   F-2A   multi-role
33x   F-2B   operational conversion
91x   F-4EJ Phantom   air defence
135x   F-15J Eagle   air defence
45x   F-15DJ Eagle   operational conversion
42x   F-35A Lightning   delivery date(s) unknown
1x   KC-130H Hercules   air-to-air refueling
4x   KC-767   air-to-air refueling
26x   RF-4E Phantom   reconnaissance
208x   T-4   advanced flying training
48x   T-7   basic flying training
13x   T-400   basic flying training
5x   U-4   VIP transport
32x   U-125A   light transport
32x   UH-60J Blackhawk   medium-lift transport
  "          "   +40 on order
13x   YS-11   light transport
   
  Japan Ground Self-Defence Force
88x   AH-1S Cobra   anti-armour attack
13x   AH-64DJP Apache   anti-armour attack
34x   CH-47J Chinook   heavy-lift transport
3x   EC225 Super Puma   VIP transport
1x   TH-480   rotary flying training
  "          "   +29 on order
5x   LR-1   light transport
6x   LR-2   light transport
45x   OH-1   battlefield observation
111x   OH-6D/J   battlefield observation & utility
118x   UH-1H/J Iroquois   utility
23x   UH-60JA Blackhawk   medium-lift transport
   
  Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force
5x   CH-101 Merlin   mine sweeping
5x   EP-3C   electronic intelligence
5x   LC-90 King Air   light transport
2x   MCH-101 Merlin   mine sweeping
  "          "   +9 on order
10x   MH-53E Sea Stallion   mine sweeping
9x   OH-6D/J   utility
4x   OP-3C Orion   reconnaissance
80x   P-3C Orion   anti-submarine warfare & maritime patrol
117x   SH-60J/K Blackhawk   anti-submarine warfare
35x   T-5   basic flying training
31x   TC-90 King Air   basic flying training
5x   TH-135   rotary flying training
  "          "   +10 on order
4x   U-36A   VIP transport
1x   UC-90 King Air   photographic mapping
19x   UH-60J Blackhawk   medium-lift transport
8x   US-1A   anti-submarine warfare & search and rescue
3x   US-2   anti-submarine warfare & search and rescue
2x   XP-1   test flights
10x   YS-11T   light transport
   
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Although every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this overview, it should be treated as a guide only. If you have any updates, please do not hesitate to let us know.

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