Japan Coast Guard selects Falcon 2000 MSA


Dassault Falcon 2000

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has selected the Falcon 2000 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA).

The Falcon 2000 MSA (based on a Falcon 2000 LXS) is designed for a broad range of missions, maritime surveillance, piracy control, drug interdiction, fishery patrol, law enforcement, search and rescue, intelligence and reconnaissance.

Eric Trappier, chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation said: “This acquisition comes after an international competition won by Dassault Aviation. It is a new milestone in the long standing relationship between Dassault Aviation and the Japan Coast Guard.”

“Japan has successfully operated Falcon jets for maritime surveillance and search and rescue around the Japanese archipelago since 1989 and we are extremely honored that, once again, the Japan Coast Guard has chosen to renew its confidence in our aircraft,” added Trappier.

The new JCG Falcon 2000 MSA will be equipped with a platform developed with Dassault partners L-3 Platform Integration and THALES.

Dassault Aviation will also provide the JCG with comprehensive maintenance support capabilities allowing the JCG to achieve a high level of aircraft availability.