Rescue Operations

Capable of taking off and landing on the ocean, the US-2 can quickly reach remote islands without an airport or sites of maritime accidents, efficiently transporting the wounded and urgent patients in emergencies.

Simulated Rescue Operation by an Amphibian

Flow of rescue operations at sea or a remote island

(1) Takeoff from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force base (2) Arrival at destination (3) Landing on water (4) Rescue operations (5) Taking off from water (6) Landing at the nearest airport facility (7) Transport to hospital

JMSDF's Rescue Operation

As a part of the JMSDF' rescue operations, US-1, US-1A, and US-2 has saved and transported the wounded and urgent patients at sea and remote islands, thereby saving many precious lives.

  • * US-2's radius of action is 1900km.
  • * US-1A (older model) has a radius of 1500km (for a 2-hour search)
Rescue Operation by US-1/US-1A/US-2
Number of dispatches More than 1000 items
rescue personnel More than 1000 people

Actual rescue scene (video provided by Ministry of Defense)
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