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The meaning of jasdf's airlift operation in iraq & jasd fs future challenge

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The meaning of jasdf's airlift operation in iraq & jasd fs future challenge

  1. 1. The meaning of JASDF’s airlift operationin Iraq and JASDF’s future challenge Atsushi Hikita Col. Japan Air Self Defense Force Visiting Fellow, The Stimson Center
  2. 2. Contents・ Overview of JASDF airlift operation in Iraq・ The features of the mission・ JASDF’s own efforts for mission・ The meaning of the operation・ The future challenge for JASDF・ New Defense Program Guidelines and the implications for JASDF’s capability・ Conclusion
  3. 3. Overview of JASDF airlift operation in Iraq- Based on the Iraq Special Measures Law and its Basic Plan- Operation period: Mar. 2004 – Dec. 2008- Airlift from Kuwait to Ali, Baghdad, Erbil etc.- C-130H × 3 with around 200 personnel Erbil- Total transportation 46,500 personnel and 673 tons of cargo Baghdad Ali Ali Al Salem
  4. 4. The features of the mission- Airlift mission under surface-to-air threat- Construction of base facilities abroad- Rotation of personnel affected the entire JASDF- Deployment to unfamiliar nation
  5. 5. Airlift mission under SA threat- Mission with safety- Refurbishment of C-130H for self protection- Special training for landing under the threat
  6. 6. Construction of base facilities abroad - HQ building - Offices - Hanger - Barracks - Mess hall - Medical room - Bath - etc
  7. 7. Rotation of personnel affected the entire JASDF - Every four months - More than 200 personnel - Air crew and mechanics - Doctors
  8. 8. Deployment to unfamiliar area- Aircraft operation in desert environment- Health and mental care- Culture, custom and language
  9. 9. JASDF’s own efforts for mission - Preparation before deployment - Organization - Intelligence - Coordination between units
  10. 10. Preparation before deploymentMany things to prepare for - anti-threat - operation in the desert environment - operation support - personnel and their family
  11. 11. Organization Chain of Command Commander, ASC CAOCASC Staff Director, APD US Air Base in SW Asia Commander, ALW SQ Commander Air Base in Kuwait
  12. 12. Organization2 senior officers have authorities to makedecision to go or no-go Commander, ALW Director, APD weather threats A/C requirement status s crew
  13. 13. Intelligence- Operational information provided by CAOC- Effort to access the information- Spending much time to analyze
  14. 14. Coordination between unitsGood coordination between 2 authorities for missions Commander, ALW Director, APD
  15. 15. The meaning of the operation- Understood world military standard- Learned to operate with coalition members- Thought about JASDF’s capability for international operations
  16. 16. The future challenge for JASDF- Enhancement of intelligence capability- Accumulation of experience- Response to various contingencies- Tight relationship with US military forces
  17. 17. National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPG) for FY 2011 and beyondOrganization, Equipment and Force Disposition- Response to attacks on off-shore island Strengthening air defense capability- Strengthening capabilities for international activities Strengthening air transport capability- Enhancement of intelligence function Strengthening diverse information-collecting capabilities
  18. 18. Mid-term Defense Program (FY2011-FY2015)JASDF- Second fighter SQ to Naha Air base- New JASDF Yokota Air base- Procurement of new transport aircraft- Procurement of new fighter- Upgrade of AWACS- Modernization of F-15 and F-2- Modernization of UH-60J- etc
  19. 19. Overview of C-2 (tentative name) Technology - Glass cockpit - Fly by wire - tactical flight management system - Aerial refueling system - Self protection system - High precision navigation system - etc Range C-X C-130 Size C-1 (max payload) Seattle C-1 : 1,700km Anchorage C-2 C-130 C-130 : 4,000km(30t) (20t) C-1 Islamabad C-2 : 6,500km (8t) Delhi Honolulu Male Singapore Payload Jakarta Port Moresby C-1 : 2.6t   Cairns C-130 : 5.0t C-2:12t
  20. 20. C-2 development scheduleFY01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 1st Flight Design & Trial Manufacture Strength Test Flight Test Start of Procurement Operation
  21. 21. Mid-term Defense Program (FY2011-FY2015)JASDF- Second fighter SQ to Naha Air base- New JASDF Yokota Air base- Procurement of new transport aircraft- Procurement of new fighter- Upgrade of AWACS- Modernization of F-15 and F-2- Modernization of UH-60J- etc
  22. 22. F-X selection schedule FY FY09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 1st IPT Mtg. Final determination Selection RFP Budget request Start of procurement Operation ?
  23. 23. Mid-term Defense Program (FY2011-FY2015)JASDF- Second fighter SQ to Naha Air base- New JASDF Yokota Air base- Procurement of new transport aircraft- Procurement of new fighter- Upgrade of AWACS- Modernization of F-15 and F-2- Modernization of UH-60J- etc
  24. 24. Conclusion 1990’sPersian Gulf Cambodia Mozambique Golan Heights East Timor 1991 1992-1993 1993-1995 1996- 1999-2004 2000’s Iraq Nepal Indian Ocean Sudan Gulf of Aden 2003-2008 2007- 2008-2010 2008- 2009- 2010’s - We should prepare for the future operations.
  25. 25. Thank you for your kind attention !

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