This content requires a subscription to one of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) bundles.
Schedule a demo today to find out how you can access this content and similar content related to your area of the global aviation industry.
Already an AWIN subscriber? Login
Did you know? Aviation Week has won top honors multiple times in the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards, the business-to-business media equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes.
JAPAN'S P-3 REPLACEMENT OPTIONS
Japan has issued a request for proposal leading to development and purchase of 80 new 4-engine maritime patrol aircraft to replace its P-3s. The newly designed aircraft are supposed to use an indigenously-developed turbofan, industry officials said. Kawasaki is seen as the front-runner, although Mitsubishi Heavy Industries also is expected to compete. Contract award is scheduled for later this year, although some industry officials are skeptical about funding viability. The U.S.