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The Significance of the First Ever China-Russia Strategic Bomber Patrol
July 25, 2019

The Significance of the First Ever China-Russia Strategic Bomber Patrol

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The impact of the recent flight of four nuclear-capable bombers on regional strategic stability in East Asia should not be underestimated.

China, Russia Conduct First Ever Joint Strategic Bomber Patrol Flights in Indo-Pacific Region
July 23, 2019

China, Russia Conduct First Ever Joint Strategic Bomber Patrol Flights in Indo-Pacific Region

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan scrambled fighter jets to escort the bombers, while South Korean aircraft fired warning shots against a Russian plane that reportedly violated the country's airspace.
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets 999 Times in 2018 in Response to Foreign Aircraft
May 02, 2019

Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets 999 Times in 2018 in Response to Foreign Aircraft

By Franz-Stefan Gady
981 out of 999 scrambles were conducted against Chinese and Russian military aircraft.

China Conducts Military Drills Involving Long-Range Bombers Near Taiwan, Japan
April 16, 2019

China Conducts Military Drills Involving Long-Range Bombers Near Taiwan, Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Chinese military aircraft flew over the Bashi Channel and Miyako Strait on April 15 as part of a military exercise.

Japan Intercepts 2 Chinese Long-Range Bombers, Spy Plane Over East China Sea
April 02, 2019

Japan Intercepts 2 Chinese Long-Range Bombers, Spy Plane Over East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy Air Force aircraft conducted another incursion into the Miyako Strait on April 1.

Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept 4 Chinese Bombers Over East China Sea
March 31, 2019

Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept 4 Chinese Bombers Over East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Chinese PLAAF flew long-range bombers and fighter jets through the Miyako Strait on March 30.

How Does China’s Air Force Learn and Adapt to New Circumstances?
January 11, 2019

How Does China’s Air Force Learn and Adapt to New Circumstances?

By Robert Farley
The PLAAF has made close study of U.S. military institutions.
Japanese Fighters Intercept Chinese Spy Plane in Sea of Japan
August 29, 2018

Japanese Fighters Intercept Chinese Spy Plane in Sea of Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force intercepted a Chinese surveillance aircraft approaching Japanese airspace on August 29.

Japan Intercepts Chinese Spy Plane in East China Sea
July 28, 2018

Japan Intercepts Chinese Spy Plane in East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japan Air Self Defense Force scrambled fighter jets to intercept a Y-9JB surveillance aircraft on July 27.

Revealed: China's Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Ballistic Missile
April 10, 2018

Revealed: China's Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Ballistic Missile

By Ankit Panda
China is developing a nuclear-capable air-launched ballistic missile, likely based off the DF-21.

China Flies Long-Range Bombers, Fighter Jets Through Miyako Strait
March 26, 2018

China Flies Long-Range Bombers, Fighter Jets Through Miyako Strait

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Last week, the Chinese Air Force conducted military drills in the South China Sea and Western Pacific.
China’s Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan
December 19, 2017

China’s Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
For the first, Chinese military aircraft flew through the Tsushima Strait which lies between Korea and Japan on Monday.

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