Complete transfer of 6 out of 12 konvertoplanov MV-22 Osprey at the location — Futenma base in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, Kyodo said in Mon
In late July, 12 cargo MV-22 Osprey arrived at the U.S. military base Iwakuni. Their implementation has been hampered by resistance to the Japanese side and protests of the population concerned konvertoplanov degree of safety. Exceptionally this year tiltrotor suffered two crash, which eventually killed and injured nine people. Okinawa Osprey MV-22 should be located on the Futenma base, which is located in a densely populated area of the town of Ginowan and is adjacent to the school. Until 2014, will be located in Futenma 24 such tiltrotor.
These plans have met stiff resistance from local inhabitants, who surrounded the base. Near the base from Sunday night passes a protest demonstration. But the government of the Land of the Rising Sun can not prevent the use of Osprey South American military, because it does not come under its jurisdiction. The Japanese side could reach the U.S. only promises to restrict flights over densely populated areas, and change the direction of the propeller when flying in a very small gap of time, particularly because this position is considered more unstable.
«Who can please the emergence of machines that may one day fall for you on the head?» — Not hiding indignation, told reporters Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima.
As they say experts at tiltrotor design features, which is equipped with a rotary wing propeller and allows it to function cooperating aircraft and helicopters, such that error unimportant in management can lead to a severe tragedy.
Despite the disaster, the U.S. does not want to renounce the use of MV-22 Osprey. Compared with ordinary cargo helicopters tiltrotor is able to develop a huge double speed, and its capacity three times the capacity of ordinary helicopters.