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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 10:00 p.m. PST

…To Mainly Chase Away Chinese Aircraft

"Japan scrambled fighter jets to intercept foreign aircraft approaching its airspace at a record pace in the fiscal year to March, figures released by the Defense Ministry showed Thursday, as China's military sought to break out further into the Western Pacific.

The 1,168 scrambles were the most since records began being kept in 1958, besting the previous high of 944 a figure that came at the height of the Cold War in 1984.

Of the total, 851 scrambles, or 73 percent, came in response to Chinese flights, 280 more than in the previous fiscal year. The figure was the largest since the Air Self-Defense Force began publicizing the number of scrambles against each country.

ASDF encounters with Russian aircraft often bombers that skirt Japan's airspace rose to 301, or 26 percent of the total…"
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John Leahy14 Apr 2017 12:09 p.m. PST

Obviously that doesn't include the attacks on Tokyo by Godzilla!

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2017 10:59 a.m. PST

(smile)


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Whatisitgood4atwork17 Apr 2017 10:37 p.m. PST

It's not Godzilla. It's just a cheap Chinese knock-off of Godzilla.

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