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Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Head off Strategic Russian Bombers
April 14, 2017
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Head off Strategic Russian Bombers
Japan’s Ministry of Defense intercepted three Russian aircraft close to Japanese airspace on April 12.
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Head off Strategic Russian Bombers
Japan and UK to Collaborate on Advanced Stealth Fighter Jet
March 28, 2017
Japan and UK to Collaborate on Advanced Stealth Fighter Jet
Japan and the United Kingdom have agreed to explore options to jointly develop a new fighter aircraft.
Japan and UK to Collaborate on Advanced Stealth Fighter Jet
Japan Receives 1st F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
December 02, 2016
Japan Receives 1st F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
The aircraft was officially handed over to the Japan Air Self Defense Force on November 28.
Japan Receives 1st F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
China Accuses Japan of Endangering its Military Aircraft
October 28, 2016
China Accuses Japan of Endangering its Military Aircraft
Beijing slammed Japan’s air force for scrambling jets and locking radars on to Chinese military aircraft.
China Accuses Japan of Endangering its Military Aircraft
United Kingdom and Japan Hold First-Ever Joint Fighter Exercise
October 25, 2016
United Kingdom and Japan Hold First-Ever Joint Fighter Exercise
For the first time since the end of World War II, British fighter aircraft are ‘targeting’ Japanese warplanes.
United Kingdom and Japan Hold First-Ever Joint Fighter Exercise
Japan Air Defense Force Rolls Out 1st F-35A Stealth Fighter Jet
September 29, 2016
Japan Air Defense Force Rolls Out 1st F-35A Stealth Fighter Jet
Japan is slated to acquire a total of 42 F-35A Lightning II combat aircraft in the coming years.
Japan Air Defense Force Rolls Out 1st F-35A Stealth Fighter Jet
US Clears $1.9 Billion Sale of KC-46A Tanker Aircraft to Japan
September 23, 2016
US Clears $1.9 Billion Sale of KC-46A Tanker Aircraft to Japan
The U.S. State Department approved the sale on September 21.
US Clears $1.9 Billion Sale of KC-46A Tanker Aircraft to Japan
Deterring China: Japan to Develop New Anti-Ship Missile for Defense of Senkakus
August 15, 2016
Deterring China: Japan to Develop New Anti-Ship Missile for Defense of Senkakus
Tokyo intends to deploy a new anti-ship missile to deter Chinese advances in the East China Sea.
Deterring China: Japan to Develop New Anti-Ship Missile for Defense of Senkakus
Chinese and Japanese Fighter Jets Come Close to Dogfight in East China Sea
July 06, 2016
Chinese and Japanese Fighter Jets Come Close to Dogfight in East China Sea
Japanese aircraft purportedly used fire-control radars to lock onto two PLAAF warplanes flying over the East China Sea.
Chinese and Japanese Fighter Jets Come Close to Dogfight in East China Sea
Japan's Fighter Jets Intercepted Chinese Aircraft 571 Times in 2015
April 26, 2016
Japan's Fighter Jets Intercepted Chinese Aircraft 571 Times in 2015
The number of sorties flown to ward off Chinese intrusions into Japan’s airspace has risen substantially.
Japan's Fighter Jets Intercepted Chinese Aircraft 571 Times in 2015
Japan Forms New Air Wing to Fend off China’s Advances in East China Sea
February 01, 2016
Japan Forms New Air Wing to Fend off China’s Advances in East China Sea
Tokyo has recently doubled the number of fighter jets stationed at Okinawa's Naha Air Base.
Japan Forms New Air Wing to Fend off China’s Advances in East China Sea
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