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Japan, South Korea Scramble Fighter Jets Against 2 Russian Strategic Bombers
November 27, 2019

Japan, South Korea Scramble Fighter Jets Against 2 Russian Strategic Bombers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The two Russian bombers and escort aircraft were conducting a 10-hour flight over the Sea of Japan and East China Sea.

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 in Response to Chinese Spy Plane Over Miyako Strait
June 17, 2019

Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets in Response to Chinese Spy Plane Over Miyako Strait

By Franz-Stefan Gady
For the first time in over a month, Japan’s Ministry of Defense has publicized the interception of a foreign military aircraft.

Andrew Erickson and Ryan Martinson on China and the Maritime Gray Zone
May 14, 2019

Andrew Erickson and Ryan Martinson on China and the Maritime Gray Zone

By Prashanth Parameswaran
How China thinks about and acts in the maritime gray zone, and what that means for the region’s future.  

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.

The US Navy’s Shifting View of China’s Coast Guard and ‘Maritime Militia’
April 30, 2019

The US Navy’s Shifting View of China’s Coast Guard and ‘Maritime Militia’

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. has told China that it’ll treat its coast guard and “maritime militia” as naval vessels, in effect.

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.

US Navy and Marine Exercise Tests New Island Warfare Concepts
March 29, 2019

US Navy and Marine Exercise Tests New Island Warfare Concepts

By Steven Stashwick
‘Pacific Blitz’ focused on expeditionary bases and naval control.

US B-52H Bombers Train With Japan Air Self Defense Force Over East China Sea
March 26, 2019

US B-52H Bombers Train With Japan Air Self Defense Force Over East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Air Force has been stepping up its bomber missions over Asian waters in recent months.
US Air Force Flies Another B-52H Bomber Mission Over South China Sea
March 14, 2019

US Air Force Flies Another B-52H Bomber Mission Over South China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. conducted a B-52H bomber mission over the South China Sea on March 13.

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