Cmdr. Ryuuichi Okaniwa from the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force is up next. He opened with some background facts. JMSDF currently operates 84 P-3Cs. A successor to the P-3 is under development. Under the current Japanese budget situation, funding for P-3 maintenance is decreasing.
Commander Okaniwa went through a list of parts and equipment that are becoming obsolete. He went through some proposed replacements and how the shortages are being addressed. One example he used was the Inertial Navigation Unit.