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  • With Ban on Exports Lifted, Japan Arms Makers Cautiously Market Wares Abroad

    07/12/2015 8:43:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JULY 12, 2015 | JONATHAN SOBLE
    YOKOHAMA, Japan — Some of Japan’s biggest companies, best known for motorcycles, washing machines and laptop computers, are pitching a new line of global products: military hardware. Quiet-running attack submarines. Amphibious search-and-rescue planes. Ship-mounted radar systems that use lasers to help pinpoint approaching enemies. After a ban on weapons exports that the Japanese government had maintained for nearly 50 years, Mitsubishi, Kawasaki, Hitachi, Toshiba and other military contractors in this semipacifist country are cautiously but unmistakably telling the world they are open for business. A maritime security exposition here in May was the first military industry trade show in Japan,...
  • Pilot describes decision to land plane in water

    12/19/2013 7:54:21 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:33 pm | Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
    HONOLULU (AP) — The pilot of the plane that crashed off Molokai said he broadcast a mayday call once he realized he wouldn't be able to sustain a glide long enough to reach land after his engine lost power. [....] However, NTSB spokesman Eric Weiss has said the agency is not preventing the county from releasing findings from Fuddy's autopsy, which was conducted Friday.
  • "I'm no hero, I'm just doing my job in a bad situation,"...Clyde Kawasaki....

    12/18/2013 7:01:10 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 54 replies
    KITV Channel 4 News ^ | Dec 18, 2013 11:11 AM HST | KITV Channel 4 News
    HONOLULU —"I'm no hero, I'm just doing my job in a bad situation," said Makani Kai Air pilot Clyde Kawasaki at a news conference Wednesday morning. [....] The salvage operation for the Makani Kai plane that crashed off Kalaupapa last week will end at nightfall today, no matter what is retrieved or not retrieved. The boat should be back in port in Honolulu by Thursday morning.
  • Pilot in Crash Returns to Cockpit After Release

    12/18/2013 5:13:09 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 17, 2013 | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
    One of the first things the pilot in a fatal crash off the Hawaiian island of Molokai did after being released from the hospital was climb into the cockpit of an airplane. [….] An autopsy was conducted Friday on Fuddy but results were not yet available.... [….] If the plane is recovered, Makani Kai staff will remove the engine under the supervision by NTSB officials, Schuman said. It will be placed in a box and sealed, with the NTSB likely taking it back to the factory of engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, where engineers will take it apart to find...
  • Japan unveils new antisubmarine patrol planes

    04/03/2013 2:26:21 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies ^ | 2013-03-26
    Japan unveils new antisubmarine patrol planes 2013-03-26 21:03:13 TOKYO, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) received the first two of a fleet of next generation P-1 antisubmarine patrol aircraft on Tuesday, with the planes scheduled to be deployed at Atsugi Air Base in Kanagawa Prefecture later this month, local media reported. The official delivery ceremony held earlier in the day in Gifu Prefecture, central Japan, heralds the beginning of the JMSDF's plans to acquire seven of the high-tech planes to be deployed by March 2014 and a total of 70 P-1s in the long-run, officials said....
  • PICTURES: Kawasaki XP-1 sports anti-ship missiles

    09/18/2011 8:49:47 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Flight Global ^ | September 19, 2011 | Greg Waldron
    PICTURES: Kawasaki XP-1 sports anti-ship missiles By Greg Waldron on September 19, 2011 The Japan Security Watch blog has published images of the Kawasaki XP-1 maritime patrol aircraft conducting flight tests with two Type-91 anti-ship missiles on its inboard missile pylons. The two outboard pylons, between engines 1-2 and 3-4, are empty in the photos. Japan currently has two aircraft for flight tests and two for ground tests. In August we reported that the ground testing aircraft developed cracks in their wings and fuselage, though Japan's defence ministry was unable to tell us how this would affect testing or procurement...
  • Bikes In Battle (motorcycles)

    04/16/2009 2:16:59 PM PDT · by llevrok · 18 replies · 1,776+ views
    April 13, 2009: For nearly a decade now, the U.S. Marine Corps has been using diesel powered M1030M1 (Kawasaki 650cc, KLR650) motorcycles on the battlefield. The KLR650 itself came out in 1991. The marine versions are used for reconnaissance, security and courier duty, as well as getting key people (artillery forward observers) quickly around the battlefield. The U.S. military began using motorcycles again in the 1980s, having dropped them after much success in World War II. The bikes have become very popular in combat zones, and several thousand military bikes have been purchased so far. The M1030 diesel powered bikes...
  • Kawasaki Heavy To End Parts Production For Airbus

    08/03/2006 7:53:41 AM PDT · by phantomworker · 4 replies · 571+ views
    Dow Jones ^ | Aug 3, 2006 | Edited by Chris Gallagher
    Kawasaki Heavy's decision shows that ties aren't getting any stronger between Airbus and Japanese manufacturers, which have historically been close to Boeing Co. (BA). TOKYO — Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. said Thursday it will end its 15-year-old contract to supply body panels to Airbus for A321 aircraft at the end of March. The Japanese heavy machinery maker said it decided not to extend the contract because the two companies failed to agree on terms for its renewal. Since 1991, Kawasaki Heavy has provided Airbus with body panels used behind the main wings of the 185-seater A321 jet, the company said....
  • MOTORCYCLE DESIGN TROPHY 2005 (a little retroactive, I guess)

    02/10/2006 1:07:50 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 51 replies · 14,546+ views ^ | 10 February 2006
    MOTORCYCLE DESIGN TROPHY 2005 10 February 2006 The overall winner of the 2005 Motorcycle Design of the Year has been announced; The winner was the Ducati Hypermotard concept bike, with the runner-up bike being the Yamaha MT-OS. Other bikes which were highly rated by a panel of motorcycle designers included the Yamaha R6, MotoCzysz C1, Aprilia RS125 and the Victory Vision. Presentation of the awards will take place later in the year - full details will be announced on the MDA website.
  • Plastic Wrap Barrier Causes Motorcycle Crash

    07/19/2004 9:01:53 AM PDT · by BluegrassScholar · 239 replies · 5,589+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | July 16, 2004 | DARRYL ENRIQUEZ
    Town of Waukesha - Motorcyclist Daniel Buckel was within 10 feet when he saw the potential disaster stretched across a dark and foggy rural road just ahead. Disbelief turned to fear, then anger, as Buckel's 2-year-old motorcycle hit a barrier of kitchen-variety plastic wrap that was wound thickly from traffic pole to traffic pole on opposite sides of Guthrie Road, south of Highway I. The clear plastic trap, which was 3 to 4 feet above the two-lane road south of Waukesha, sent both Buckel and his passenger, girlfriend Theresa Brzykcy, into a bloody slide across the asphalt. "It's appalling, and...
  • Hollister Motorcycle Rally, July 2,3 & 4, Hollister, CA

    06/28/2004 11:19:20 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 9 replies · 1,203+ views ^ | 6/28/04 | Marty
    Who's goin'? The Hollister Independence Rally takes place in Hollister, California from July 2nd to July 4th, 2004. This year’s rally will consist of musical entertainment, a bike show, bike games, beer garden and much, much more!