Australian Department of Defence photo.

Via Alert 5:

A MSDF P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft underwent an engine change at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin. (Full set of pictures here.) The Japan-Australia Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA), in which both countries agreed to cooperate and share on logistics and training matters, was finalized in May.

Both Japan and Australia fly the P-3C Orion.

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A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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