C-2 Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 30 March 2017 Maiden Flight: 2011 Total Production: 44 Also Known As:C-X and XC-2 Origin:Japan Corporations: Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI)
Parent System:C-X Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 30 March 2017 Maiden Flight: 2011 Total Production: 44
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Description: The C-X program, now C-2, is meant to procure a cargo military aircraft to replace the C-1 fleet in service with Japanese Defense Force (JDF). The entry into service of the first C-X cargo aircraft was scheduled for 2011 but finally was fielded in late March 2017. Between 20 and 30 aircraft could be produced under the C-X program. As of 2016, Japan expects to procure up to 44 aircraft under the Kawasaki C-2 aircraft program.
In August 2003, the Japan Defense Agency (JDA) selected General Electric's CF6-80C2 turbofan to power the C-X aircraft. The first engine is scheduled for delivery in 2006 and the procurement contract of the CF6 engines is valued at approximately $1 billion for a 30-year. The same engine was already selected by Japan to power the 767 AWACS, KC-767 tanker and Boeing 747 VIP transport aircraft.
Number of Engines: 2 Dimensions Height: 14.2 meter (47 foot)
Length: 44 meter (144 foot)
Wingspan: 44 meter (146 foot) Performance Max Range: 6,500 kilometer (3,510 nautical mile) Weight Cargo: 36 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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