The US military will showcase approximately 18 fixed-wing, rotary wing and unmanned platforms at the air show.
While some of the aircraft will perform aerial demonstrations, most of the aircraft will be on static display. The fighter air- craft component of the US contingent which will also take part in flying displays include; Air Combat Command’s F-22 Raptor demonstration team from Langley AFB, Virginia; Marine Forces Pacific’s F-35B Lightning II demonstration team from Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 located at Iwakuni and the F-16 Fighting Falcon demonstration team from 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa AB, Japan. EF-18 Growlers from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA)-195 in Atsugi, Japan and F-22 Raptors from 154th Wing, Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam, Hawaii (JBPHH) will be on static display.
Three US unmanned platforms will be also be displayed at the show; An RQ-21 Blackjack from Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) 3 based out of Kaneohe, Hawaii; an MQ-9 Reaper from the 432nd Wing, Creech Air Force Base, Nevada and an RQ-4 Global Hawk from the 319th Reconnaissance Wing, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. The rotary wing component comprises of an MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262, AH-1Z Viper from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 369 and a UH-1Y Venom from HMLA 369 all based out of Futenma, Japan.
Apart from these aircraft, there will also be a C-17 Globemaster III from 15th Wing, JBPHH, Hawaii; E-3 Sentry from 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan; B-52 Stratofortress from 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, 36th Wing Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; KC-135 Stratotanker from the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma; P-8 Poseidon from Patrol Squadron TEN (VP-10), Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida and an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW)-125, NAS Norfolk, Virginia.
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