Japanese fighter jets intercept Russian warplanes over the Sea of Japan
The Japanese Defense Ministry announced that Japanese fighter jets scrambled to intercept Su-27 multi-role fighters and Su-24 frontline bombers near the western island of Honshu, Ria Novosti reports. It is also reported one more unknown plane flying over that waters of the Sea of Japan that was “allegedly Russian.”
In early September, Russian Tu-142 antisubmarine aircraft flew near Japanese borders and were also immediately accompanied by Japanese fighter aircraft. From Spring 2017 to Spring 2018, JSDF aircraft were launched to accompany aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces 390 times, which is 89 times more than the previous year.
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