Japan has placed its second order of 4 MV-22B plus a simulator ($USD303m) to add to its existing ordered fleet of 5 MV-22Bs (USD332m) being delivered by 2018. Their target procurement is 17 Tiltrotors to mobilise an amphibious unit of two expeditionary divisions and two brigades.
5 of these would be a nice to have asset for the NZDF, but given the ticket price - no doubt in 10 years time some pollie will be preferring to buy some used Chinooks than having the foresight to invest in these. Pity. This is one platform I am surpised the ADF did not pick up.