Japanese Self-Defense Forces To Be Stationed On Okinawa
(Flight International, 4 April 1972)
The Japanese government has approved plans of the National Defense Council to base Japanese Self-Defense forces in Okinawa, beginning with about 100 men from the three Services. By the end of this year, a total of 2,930 Self-Defense personnel will have been sent to Okinawa.
The Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) will deploy six KV-107 helicopters, two UH-1s, and two single-engined liaison aircraft. The Maritime Force will base six P-2J antisubmarine aircraft on the island, and the Air Force will deploy 18 F-104Js and six T-33s. By the end of June 1973, Hawk missiles of the GSDF and Nike-Hercules of the Air Self-Defense Force will be added.
First Complete CAAIS System To Undergo Royal Navy Trials
(Navy International, April 1972)