Regarding the evacuation of Japanese remaining in Afghanistan and Afghan staff working at the embassy, ​​the Ministry of Defense will promptly dispatch SDF personnel waiting in the country to the site, so on the 25th, a government aircraft It turned out that we are making final adjustments in the direction of going to neighboring countries.

The Ministry of Defense has sent one C2 transport aircraft and two C130 transport aircraft to neighboring countries so far, but some of the dispatched members are still waiting in the country.

On the other hand, as the withdrawal deadline of the U.S. military is approaching the end of this month and it is necessary to hurry to evacuate, the Ministry of Defense has added one government aircraft to neighboring countries in order to promptly dispatch the waiting members to the site. It turned out that the final adjustment was made in the direction of facing.

The government aircraft is scheduled to leave Japan on the morning of the 25th, and will return to Japan after delivering the members and supplies.

What is a government aircraft?

Government aircraft are used for foreign visits by His Majesty the Emperor and the Prime Minister, and are operated by the Special Airlift Group of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.

Currently, the two aircraft in operation are both Boeing 777s, which can carry up to about 150 people and can fly long distances with a cruising range of 14,000 kilometers.