Japan Chooses Bell Boeing-Built Osprey Aircraft, Northrop’s Global Hawk ISR System; Caroline Hutcheson Comments


V-22-OspreyJapan has moved to purchase the Bell Boeing (NYSE: BA)-built V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft for an undisclosed amount through a foreign military sale agreement with the U.S. government, Defense News reported Friday.

Aaron Mehta writes the East Asian nation also procured the Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)-developed Global Hawk unmanned surveillance system and E-2D Hawkeye aircraft.

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Boeing spokesperson Caroline Hutcheson said Boeing will collaborate with the U.S. government to complete the agreement with Japan’s government, according to the report.

The V-22 serves as a transport aircraft designed to carry combat troops and cargo,  Defense News reports.

Mehta writes the U.S. Marine Corps demonstrated the Osprey in Japan in October during an event attended by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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