On Christmas Eve 2010, the Japanese Ministry of Defense released it draft budget for FY2011. The total budget was trimmed by 0.4% to ¥4,662.5 billion. For the SDF, it announced the purchase of 52 vehicles among the three Self-Defense Forces, according to Japanese magazine Koukuu Fan (航空ファン). The following table is translated from that magazine’s article:

Breakdown of FY2011 Draft Budget Aircraft Procurement
Procurement Change
(FY2009-10)
FY2010-11
Change Cost
(billions, ¥)
GSDF Multipurpose helicopter (UH-60JA) 3 2 6.1
Transport helicopter (CH-47JA) 1 1 6.0
Combat helicopter (AH-64D) - 1 5.3
Training helicopter (TH-480B) 1 28 6.4
Observation helicopter (OH-1) 4 - -
MSDF Fixed-wing patrol aircraft (P-1) 1 3 54.4
Patrol helicopter (SH-60K) 3 3 17.9
Minesweeper/transport helicopter (MCH-101) - 2 12.2
Primary trainer aircraft (T-5) 4 5 1.2
Rotary-wing trainer aircraft (TH-135) 3 2 1.3
Fixed-wing patrol aircraft (P-3C) service-life extension - (1) 0.6
Rotary-wing patrol aircraft (SH-60J) service-life extension - (2) 1.3
ASDF Combat aircraft (F-15) modernization upgrade (2) (8) 11.2
Combat aircraft (F-15) defensive capability improvement (2) (2) 4.7
Combat aircraft (F-2) air-to-air attack capability improvement (Number of aircraft) (1) (3) 10.2
(Number of upgrades) (4) (36)
Combat aircraft (F-2) JDAM installation (Number of aircraft) (-) (12) 2.1
(Number of upgrades) (35) (-)
Next-generation transport aircraft (C-2 [temporary designation]) - 2 37.4
Transport helicopter (CH-47J) 1 - -
Next-generation rescue helicopter (UH-X) - 3 12.3
Airborne early-warning control aircraft (E-767) radar improvement (3) - -
Airborne early-warning aircraft (E-2C) improvement (1) - -

Ground Self-Defense Force

Mitsubishi UH-60JA utility helicopter

Mitsubishi UH-60JA utility helicopter[Back to table]

Kawasaki CH-47JA transport helicopter

Kawasaki CH-47JA transport helicopter[Back to table]

Fuji AH-64D attack helicopter

Fuji AH-64D attack helicopter[Back to table]

Enstrom TH-480B training helicopter

Enstrom TH-480B training helicopter

(*Image shows civilian model)

[Back to table]

Kawasaki OH-1 observation helicopter

Kawasaki OH-1 observation helicopter

[Back to table]

Maritime Self-Defense Force

Kawasaki P-1 patrol aircraft

Kawasaki P-1 patrol aircraft[Back to table]

Mitsubishi SH-60K patrol helicopter

Mitsubishi SH-60K patrol helicopter

[Back to table]

Kawasaki MCH-101 minesweeper/transport helicopter

Kawasaki MCH-101 minesweeper/transport helicopter

[Back to table]

Fuji T-5 primary trainer aircraft

Fuji T-5 primary trainer aircraft

[Back to table]

Eurocopter TH-135 trainer helicopter

Eurocopter TH-135 trainer helicopter

[Back to table]

Lockheed P3-C patrol aircraft

Lockheed P3-C patrol aircraft

[Back to table]

Mitsubishi SH-60J patrol helicopter

Mitsubishi SH-60J patrol helicopter

[Back to table]

Air Self-Defense Force

Mitsubishi F-15 fighter aircraft

Mitsubishi F-15 fighter aircraft

[Back to table]

Mitsubishi F-2 fighter aircraft

Mitsubishi F-2 fighter aircraft

[Back to table]

Kawasaki C-2 next-generation transport aircraft

Kawasaki C-2 next-generation transport aircraft

[Back to table]

Kawasaki CH-47J transport helicopter

Kawasaki CH-47J transport helicopter

[Back to table]

Boeing E-767 airborne early warning and control aircraft

Boeing E-767 airborne early warning and control aircraft

[Back to table]

Northrop Grumman E-2C airborne early warning aircraft

Northrop Grumman E-2C airborne early warning aircraft

[Back to table]

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A former contributor to World Intelligence (Japan Military Review), James Simpson joined Japan Security Watch in 2011, migrating with his blog Defending Japan. He has a Masters in Security Studies from Aberystwyth University and is currently living in Kawasaki, Japan. His primary interests include the so-called 'normalization' of Japanese security (i.e. militarization), and the political impact of the abduction issue with North Korea.
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