Thursday, April 16, 2015

Japan scrambles fighters in response to foreign aircraft

While it has become a routine for the Russian aircraft touching the British airspace, Japan is also facing a serious dilemma of foreign aircraft.

In fact recently, Japan is scrambling fighters at near-unprecedented levels in response Russian and Chinese aircraft approaching its airspace - but none has so far violated the Japanese airspace.

As per an estimate, Japanese fighters have been scrambled 943 times in fiscal year 2014, a 16% increase on 2013.

It may be added that both China and Russia have ongoing territorial disputes with Japan.

Read more at BBC
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