New Delhi: The Japanese company ShinMaywa will participate the DefExpo-2014 to be held in New Delhi from 6 to 9 February and showcase its US 2i amphibious aircraft to increase awareness about the aircraft and numerous roles and missions that the aircraft can accomplish making it a force multiplier and game changer in the IOR.
Uniquely, the US2i, is the only aircraft in the world that operates in sea state 5 conditions on the high seas as well as on rivers and lakes: carries a sizeable payload of personnel (30 personnel) and stores(03 Ton of load): and has the longest endurance with the shortest take-off and landing distance in its class (only 300m).
The aircraft is presently the only amphibious aircraft fitted with the state of the art ‘Boundary Layer Control System’ for lift augmentation. This allows the aircraft to operate at very low speeds and consequently reduces the take-off / landing run of the aircraft and allows for safe afloat operations during rough sea conditions.
This aircraft is an ideal platform to carry out long range logistics support role for the Indian Navy, Island support operations, Casualty Evacuation, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, Long Range SAR and EEZ Surveillance for the ICG and the Navy.