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Japanese Fighter Jet Scrambles Against China Have Hit a Record High

Old 10th Apr 2014, 05:25
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Japanese Fighter Jet Scrambles Against China Have Hit a Record High

From Time mag.



Japan has scrambled against hundreds of Chinese military planes during the last 12 months, including this aircraft that flew through Japanese airspace on
Japanese pilots are being called out more and more in response to "vigorous activities" by Chinese fighter jets, amid increased tensions between the two countries

Japan scrambled fighter jet against Chinese planes 415 times during the last 12 months, hitting a record high, the Japanese Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

The number of scrambles is up 36 precent from the previous year, and they come amid increased tensions between the two countries over long and bitter territorial disputes.

Akira Asai, public affairs director of the Defense Ministry’s Joint Staff, said the record number of scrambles is a response to an expansion in activities by Chinese fighter jets and other planes, Reuters reports.

“As for China, we understand they are keeping up vigorous activities,” he said.
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Well all that fun and games sounds like an aceicendent waiting to happen. all those fighters on scramble only takes one bad fault for a live launch then what.
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Could spell disaster!


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Well all that fun and games sounds like an aceicendent waiting to happen. all those fighters on scramble only takes one bad fault for a live launch then what.
But couldn't spell accident.


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"Well all that fun and games sounds like an aceicendent waiting to happen. all those fighters on scramble only takes one bad fault for a live launch then what."



It's only what the UK has been dong for how many years ?????

Since WW II ?
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Against the Chinese? Why weren't we informed?

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But couldn't spell accident.
But been dyslex didnt stop me getting a PPL so dont take the piss.
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But been dyslex didnt stop me getting a PPL so dont take the piss
why has that response made me howl with laughter? am I a bad person?
sorry if that was a serious reply!
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Mopar, ...er,.yes, probably!

So if these interceptions of military aircraft are an accident waiting to happen, potential disaster, etc as everyone here seems to think, could the same be said about the hundreds of interceptions of airliners which take place in European airspace?
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an accident waiting to happen, potential disaster, etc as everyone here seems to think...
Really? I thought it was only Dysonsphere that thinks it's an accident waiting to happen?

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Never seen the Japanese F15's carrying missiles in my time in Okinawa.

I'd assume these are the aircraft responding to Diayou Island intrusions.
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