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Japan Air Self-Defense Force: Chinese Intercepts Down 50, Russia Up 60 Percent
July 17, 2017
Japan Air Self-Defense Force: Chinese Intercepts Down 50, Russia Up 60 Percent
Following a record high in 2016, the number of Chinese military aircraft approaching Japanese airspace was almost cut in half from April to June 2017.
Japan Air Self-Defense Force: Chinese Intercepts Down 50, Russia Up 60 Percent
Japan Doubles Number of Fighter Jets Used for Intercepting Chinese Warplanes
February 28, 2017
Japan Doubles Number of Fighter Jets Used for Intercepting Chinese Warplanes
Japan increased the number of jets deployed for scrambles against foreign airplanes from two to four.
Japan Doubles Number of Fighter Jets Used for Intercepting Chinese Warplanes
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
Is Japan Facing a Shortage of Fighter Aircraft?
June 09, 2015
Is Japan Facing a Shortage of Fighter Aircraft?
Tokyo needs to step up its modernization efforts, otherwise the JASDF might face an aircraft shortage in the 2020.
Is Japan Facing a Shortage of Fighter Aircraft?
Japan, China Scramble Military Jets in East China Sea
January 12, 2013
Japan, China Scramble Military Jets in East China Sea
Tensions continue to mount in the East China Sea between Japan and China over disputed islands.
Japan, China Scramble Military Jets in East China Sea
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