With its P-3C aircraft having been in service for twenty years, the JMSDF began to look for a replacement maritime patrol aircraft. The XP-1 is the prototype and it tested at Atsugi. It is shown here over the moon.
A Kawasaki XP-1 (5501) of TRDI the Japanese Defense Ministry's Technical Research and Development Institute. The P-X maritime patrol aircraft is designed to replace Japans Lockheed-Martin P-3Cs.The XP-1 made its first flight on 28 September 2007.