Kawanishi resumed operations October 1949 as Shin Meiwa Industry Co. Ltd., initially overhauling USAF aircraft, then produced re-engined DH Herons from 1964 and in 1966 received JMSDF contract for ASW flying-boat. Result was SS-2 (5 October 1967), 23 built as PS-1, followed by SS-2A amphibian (16 October 1974), 18 built as US-1 and US-1A. Also was numerous contracts for parts: Kawasaki T-4, P-3C, 757, 767, 777, MD-11, MD-80, CH-47J, SH-60J, etc. Renamed ShinMaywa Industries in June 1992.

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