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Japan Air Self Defense Force: Intercepts Down 23 Percent
April 17, 2018
Japan Air Self Defense Force: Intercepts Down 23 Percent
The number of Japan Air Self Defense Force scrambles decreased by 23 percent during fiscal year 2017.
Japan Air Self Defense Force: Intercepts Down 23 Percent
China Flies Long-Range Bombers, Fighter Jets Through Miyako Strait
March 26, 2018
China Flies Long-Range Bombers, Fighter Jets Through Miyako Strait
Last week, the Chinese Air Force conducted military drills in the South China Sea and Western Pacific.
China Flies Long-Range Bombers, Fighter Jets Through Miyako Strait
Japan to Procure 25 More F-35A Stealth Fighters
February 22, 2018
Japan to Procure 25 More F-35A Stealth Fighters
The Japanese military is purportedly also mulling the purchase of F-35Bs, according to sources.
Japan to Procure 25 More F-35A Stealth Fighters
Japan Deploys First F-35A Stealth Fighter
January 30, 2018
Japan Deploys First F-35A Stealth Fighter
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force deployed its first F-35A fighter jet this month.
Japan Deploys First F-35A Stealth Fighter
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
For the first, Chinese military aircraft flew through the Tsushima Strait which lies between Korea and Japan on Monday.
China’s Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan
China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan
December 13, 2017
China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan
The Chinese bombers and support aircraft aimed to “test real combat capabilities.”
China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan
China Flies 4 Heavy Long-Range Bombers, Spy Planes Near Japan
November 20, 2017
China Flies 4 Heavy Long-Range Bombers, Spy Planes Near Japan
Japan scrambled fighter jets in response.
China Flies 4 Heavy Long-Range Bombers, Spy Planes Near Japan
US, Japan, South Korea Conduct Nighttime Air Exercise
October 13, 2017
US, Japan, South Korea Conduct Nighttime Air Exercise
US strategic bombers for the first time carried out a nighttime training mission with Japanese, ROK fighter Jets near Sea of Japan.
US, Japan, South Korea Conduct Nighttime Air Exercise
Japan Military Aircraft in Brunei Spotlights Defense Ties
August 12, 2017
Japan Military Aircraft in Brunei Spotlights Defense Ties
Goodwill visit by KC-767 highlights an aspect of bilateral relations that seldom makes the headlines.
Japan Military Aircraft in Brunei Spotlights Defense Ties
US Dispatches 2 Heavy Strategic Bombers to Korean Peninsula
July 31, 2017
US Dispatches 2 Heavy Strategic Bombers to Korean Peninsula
After North Korea’s recent ICBM test, the U.S. dispatched 2 B-1B Lancers for joint drills with Japan and South Korea.
US Dispatches 2 Heavy Strategic Bombers to Korean Peninsula
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
China Flies 6 Heavy Long-Range Bombers Near Japan
July 15, 2017
China Flies 6 Heavy Long-Range Bombers Near Japan
China flew six H-6K bombers through the Miyako Strait. Japan scrambled its fighter jets in response.
China Flies 6 Heavy Long-Range Bombers Near Japan
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
Japan Scrambles Jets as China Air Force Flies Bombers, Fighters Through Miyako Strait
November 26, 2016
Japan Scrambles Jets as China Air Force Flies Bombers, Fighters Through Miyako Strait
The Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force conducted a similar fly-through in September.
Japan Scrambles Jets as China Air Force Flies Bombers, Fighters Through Miyako Strait
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
Japan’s Defense White Paper Highlights Growing Threat From China
August 02, 2016
Japan’s Defense White Paper Highlights Growing Threat From China
Japan’s 2016 Defense White Paper expresses “deep concern” over China’s growing assertiveness in the maritime domain.
Japan’s Defense White Paper Highlights Growing Threat From China
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