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UH-2 multirole helicopter

Country of Origin: Japan


The UH-2 (previously the UH-X) is a program to develop a new multirole helicopter for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces (GSDF). The helicopter is based on the U.S. Bell 412EPI twin-engine aircraft as part of an effort to reduce costs. The UH-X will replace Japan's aging UH-1J helicopters and used primarily for transport and cargo missions.

The UH-2 will have advanced avionics, upgraded transmission and a higher gross weight compared to the Bell 412EPI. It has a four-bladed main...

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