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Shaanxi Y-9JB (GX-8) electronic warfare and surveillance aircraft

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.

March 25, 2019

Japan Scrambles Aircraft to Intercept 2 PLAAF Spy Planes in East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
This marks the first intercept of two Shaanxi Y-9J maritime patrol aircraft in 2019.
February 25, 2019

Japan Scrambles Fighter Jet to Intercept Chinese Spy Aircraft

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The intercept took place on February 23 and is the first after an eight-week hiatus.

December 28, 2018

Japan Intercepts Chinese Spy Plane Over East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
For the second time this month, Japan scrambled fighter jets to intercept a PLANAF aircraft in the East China Sea.

December 18, 2018

Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept Chinese Y-9JB Aircraft Over East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japan Air Self Defense Force intercepted a PLANAF spy plane near Okinawa on December 14.

December 04, 2018

Japan Intercepts Chinese Electronic Warfare and Surveillance Aircraft Over East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japan Air Self Defense Force intercepted a PLANAF spy plane over the East China Sea and Tsushima Strait on November 26.
November 01, 2018

Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept Chinese Spy Plane

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japan Air Self Defense Force intercepted a Chinese military surveillance aircraft in the Sea of Japan on October 29.

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.

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.

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