The CH-47J is a medium-transport helicopter for the Japan Ground Protection Pressure (JGSDF), and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF). The differences in between the CH-47J and the CH-47D are the engine, blades brake and avionics, for usage for general transport, SAR as well as catastrophe task like UNITED STATE forces.
The CH-47JA, introduced in 1993, is a long-range variation of the CH-47J, fitted with a bigger gas storage tank, an AAQ-16 FLIR in a turret under the nose, and a partial glass cockpit. Both variations are constructed under license in Japan by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, that created 100 airplane by April 2017.
The CH-47J design Chinook (N7425H) made its initial flight in January 1986, and also it was sent out to Kawasaki in April. Boeing began providing five CH-47J packages in September 1985 for assembly at Kawasaki.