As a leading manufacturer of aircraft and aircraft engines, Kawasaki has wide-ranging operations in the knowledge-intensive field of aviation.
Kawasaki also has numerous achievements in the field of space technology, such as the payload fairing for the H-IIA and H-IIB rockets.
Kawasaki has played a major role in the development and manufacturing of various aircraft for the JMOD, including the T-4 intermediate jet trainer used by the Blue Impulse team and the P-3C fixed wing Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) patrol aircraft. Kawasaki is also the prime contractor for the development and production of the JMOD's P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) and the C-2 transport aircraft.
In the field of commercial aviation, Kawasaki is also a long-time partner in the international joint development and production programs. Kawasaki manufactures components for the Boeing 767, 777, and 787 jointly developed with US-based Boeing, and for the Embraer 170/175 and 190/195 jointly developed with Brazil-based Embraer.
In addition, Kawasaki manufactures helicopters, including Japan's first domestically developed helicopter, the BK117, as well as other large- and small-size helicopters. Kawasaki not only manufactures the CH-47J/JA and OH-1 observation helicopters for the JMOD, but is also the licensed airframe and engine manufacturer for the MCH-101 minesweeping and transport helicopter and the CH-101 Antarctic transport support helicopter.
Kawasaki is responsible for the payload fairing, payload attach fittings (PAF), and launch complex for the HII-A rocket, as well as the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) fairing for the H-IIB rocket. We have also been involved in the development of reusable launch vehicles for spacecraft that will handle future space transport, and in space robotics projects such as the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) for the International Space Station, the HOPE-X experimental orbiting plane, and the docking mechanism for the Engineering Test Satellite VII (ETS-VII). Kawasaki also develops stratospheric platforms and is engaged as well with manned space technology, including the development and training of astronauts.