The MCH-101 Airborne Mine Countermeasures and Transport Helicopter is manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. under license, and is based on Leonardo’s AW-101 Helicopter, which was jointly developed by Italy and the United Kingdom.
The MCH-101 Helicopter is capable of folding its main and tail rotors, making it a suitable aircraft for warship operations. It is equipped with three engines, and it is used for disaster relief operations thanks to its excellent transport capability, flight performance and high level of safety.
During the recovery after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, the aircraft were used for transporting relief supplies to the affected areas. As a distributor of Leonardo in Japan, our role is to support the aircraft operations of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and aircraft production by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.
*Image Source: (JMSDF Website)