Japan Wants Dozen More AW101 Helicopters

Leonardo Helicopters AW101 is operated by Japan's Self Defense Air Force in minesweeping/anti-submarine warfare roles.

Leonardo Helicopters is in talks with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force for a follow-on order of 12 AW101 helicopters. Tokyo already operates seven of an eventual 11-strong fleet of the heavy helicopters configured for minesweeping missions, designated as the MCH-101, plus two of an eventual three CH-101 utility transports.