By Land, Sea, or Air US-2The world's best short takeoff and landing (STOL) amphibian US-2 will come to the rescue at sea and remote islands.

Amphibian Aircraft with a Proven Track Record

An “amphibian aircraft” is one that can land on either land or water. These are operated as STOL Search and Rescue Amphibians by JMSDF of Japan's Ministry of Defense. Including its predecessor US-1, our STOL amphibians have been dispatched over 1,000 times to rescue victims of maritime accidents.



Technological features / equipment

In addition to better cruising performance, the US-2 features numerous improvements over its predecessor US-1 for safe operations even during inclement weather.

1. Electronic integrated instrument panel

Digitalized meters are integrated into one LCD panel

2. Pressurized cabin

For high-altitude flights above low-pressure areas to ease stress on patients

3. "Fly-by-wire (FBW)" control system

Computer-controlled flight system enhances safety and flight controllability

4. High-powered engines / propellers using the latest designs

5. Outstanding seaworthiness

6. Takeoff / landing on water at extremely low speeds

Amphibians' Advantages over Other Forms of Transport

Unrivaled water surface takeoff and landing capability

Land on water with waves 1/3 of its own height.

Land on rough seas with wave height of 3m. Saving lives under harsh conditions!

Experiment with the PX-S
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Excellent Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) capabilities

Excellent Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) capabilities enable the US-2 to take off and land in much shorter distances - both on land and on water.

The US-2 requires only one-fourth of the distance that commercial airliners require for takeoff and landing. An additional advantage is that, as an amphibian aircraft, the US-2 does not require runway construction.

Farther - Faster - Wider Ranging

The improvements to the engines and the introduction of a pressurized cabin increased speed and extended operational range over the previous US-1A model. These improvements make possible rescue capability for an even wider operational area.

Operational Range Comparison / Cruising Speed Comparison / Comparison of Accessible Distant Islands
  • Number of islands covered by the 2009 Outlying Island Development Measures
  • Number of islands covered by the Outlying Island Development Measures that have a civilian runway of 1,500m or more.