The state filed the suit against the Kobe-based company seeking damages of about 280 million yen on the basis of the product liability law over the crash of the antitank helicopter
at the GSDF's East Fuji maneuver area.
The Longbow is the Army's premier antitank helicopter
, capable of firing laser-guided or all-weather missiles.
Simultaneously, another attempt was undertaken to build a dedicated antitank helicopter
for the Red Army.
Because the Air Force shows little interest in providing close support for troops, the Army is forced to invest undue amounts in attack helicopters, which are both costlier than comparable airplanes ($10 million for the Apache antitank helicopter
, versus about $7 million for most A10s) and far more vulnerable to being shot down.
The AH-1S antitank helicopter
with two crew members on board also did not sustain any damage when it made the emergency landing after a sign had turned on to warn of a metal object entering its engine.
A celebrated advantage of the battlefield antitank helicopter
is that it can see the ground better than enemy vehicles, particularly when those vehicles are "buttoned up" for battle.
4 antitank helicopter
unit of the GSDF's air division covering the Kanto and Koshinetsu regions in eastern Japan.
Purple procurement could also take on the AH64 Apache antitank helicopter
. Rather than spend $9 million each for Apaches which have evolved into missile launching rails 50 feet off the ground, the Army could move the launch rails down 50 feet and fire the Apache's missile from jeeps.
The two crewmen previously reported to have sustained minor injuries in Monday's emergency landing of an antitank helicopter
in Chiba Prefecture actually suffered heavy injuries, Ground Self-Defense Force officials said Tuesday.
An antitank helicopter
of the Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) crashed Tuesday afternoon in a hilly region in the village of Yomogita, Aomori Prefecture.
An antitank helicopter
of the Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) crashed Friday at the Higashifuji Range at the foot of Mt.
While the GSDF already has nicknames for some military hardware, such as ''Cobra'' for AH1 antitank helicopters
, most GSDF weapons are known by their technical acronyms, such as ''87AW'' for the model 1987 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns.