Air Rescue Wing Niigata Detachment (JASDF)

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Air Rescue Wing Niigata Detachment
Japan air self defense force Mitsubishi UH-60J KIJ.jpg
Niigata Detachment UH-60J (2012)
BranchJapan Air Self-Defense Force
Part ofAir Rescue Wing
Garrison/HQNiigata Airport
Motto(s)That others may live
Aircraft flown
UH-60J, U-125A

The Air Rescue Wing Niigata Detachment (新潟救難隊 (niigata-kyūnan-tai)) is a unit of the Air Rescue Wing of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. It is also known as the Niigata Air Rescue Squadron. Responsible for airborne search and rescue, it is based at Niigata Airport in Niigata Prefecture.[1] It is equipped with UH-60J and U-125A aircraft.[2][3]

Tail markings[edit]

Detachment UH-60J aircraft do not have special markings. JASDF aircraft usually have unit markings on their tail, but U-125A aircraft of the Air Rescue Wing have a marking on their fuselage, usually with a sticker below showing which base they are assigned to.

Aircraft operated[edit]

Niigata Detachment U-125A (2012)


  1. ^ Thompson, Paul JASDF - Order of Battle July 1, 2017 J-HangarSpace Retrieved October 27, 2017
  2. ^ "Air Rescue Wing Niigata". Retrieved October 27, 2017. (in Japanese)
  3. ^ "Air Rescue Wing History". Retrieved October 28, 2017. (in Japanese)