Kawasaki P-1

Kawasaki P-1 excluded from German submarine hunter tender

Forced to retire its aging maritime patrol aircraft ten years before it can develop a new one with France, Germany opened a tender for a stopgap replacement. Despite initial enthusiasm from the European country, sources report that the Japanese proposal of its indigenously-developed Kawasaki P-1 was not short-listed....


Japan naval aviation on the hunt for Chinese submarines

Following reports of a foreign submarine cruising near the Satsunan Islands, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force deployed two warships, including a helicopter carrier transporting an array of helicopters dedicated to anti-submarine warfare. A Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft was also deployed in the region. Such a large deployment of force by Japan is relatively unseen....


Aerial incident reignites tensions between Japan and South Korea

For the fourth time in a month, the South Korean authorities protested after a Japanese patrol plane flew near one of their ships on January 23, 2019. Seoul military deemed it a “clear provocation.”...