Nyutabaru Air Base

新田原基地

Nyūtabaru Kichi
Nyutabaru Air Base 200812.jpg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorJapan Air Self-Defense Force
LocationShintomi, Japan
Elevation AMSL259 ft / 79 m
Coordinates32°05′01″N 131°27′05″E / 32.08361°N 131.45139°E / 32.08361; 131.45139Coordinates: 32°05′01″N 131°27′05″E / 32.08361°N 131.45139°E / 32.08361; 131.45139
Map
RJFN is located in Japan
RJFN
RJFN
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,700 8,858 Asphalt concrete
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]

Nyutabaru Air Base (新田原基地, Nyūtabaru Kichi) (ICAO: RJFN) is a military aerodrome of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. It is located 10.5 NM (19.4 km; 12.1 mi) north[1] of Miyazaki in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan.

In July 2021, Japan’s Defense Minister, Nobuo Kishi, announced that the base will host the F-35Bs of the JASDF. A total of 42 F-35B variants will be acquired, introducing 18 by FY2023, six in FY2024 and two in FY2025. These are to form a single squadron consisting of about 20 aircraft. The base is located in close proximity to the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force's Kure Base in Hiroshima Prefecture, which is the home port of JS Kaga, one of two Japanese carriers being converted to operate the F-35B.[2]

Tenant squadrons

References

  1. ^ a b AIS Japan Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Japan's Izumo Helicopter Destroyer Modified to Operate F-35B Fighters". 20 July 2021.
  3. ^ 新田原基地 Archived 2017-08-26 at the Wayback Machine Japanese Ministry of Defense Retrieved August 26, 2017 (in Japanese)
  4. ^ Thompson, Paul JASDF - Order of Battle July 1, 2017 J-HangarSpace Retrieved September 17, 2017
  5. ^ Thompson, Paul JASDF - Squadron Histories J-HangarSpace Retrieved September 14, 2017