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UH-60J

The Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) UH-60J is a rescue helicopter based on the U.S. Army multi-purpose helicopter, the UH-60A "BLACK HAWK". The Marine Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) UH-60J also a rescue helicopter based on the JASDF UH-60J, and the Ground self Defense Force(IGSDF)UH-60JA is a multi-purpose helicopter based on the U.S. Army UH-60L. Those are licensed and manufactured with Sikorsky in the U.S. MHI is the primary contractor for all of the above. UH-60J (JASDF/JMSDF) is equipped with infrared night vision, and weather radar navigation systems for better mobility. The UH-60JA (JGSDF) is a multi-purpose helicopter used for transportation and can be equipped with an infrared reduction regulator, and wire cutter, as options. As of March. 31, 2005, a total of 75 units have been manufactured of the above three models.

Main specifications
Width 16.4m(at rotor spin)
Length 19.8m(at rotor spin)
Height 5.1m
Gross weight 9,000kg(JGSDF)
10,000kg(JMSDF)
9,900kg(JASDF)
Engine 1,800shp×2
Max. speed 140 knot
Present Delivery Status;
UH-60JA (For JGSDF) 25 Aircraft
UH-60J (For JMSDF) 19 Aircraft
UH-60J (For JASDF) 31 Aircraft
Total   75 Aircraft
(One aircraft was lost for the accident)
JGSDF UH-60JA

JASDF UH-60J

JMSDF UH-60J
Defence Aircraft & Aeroengine

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