F-15 fighter aircraft scrambled after Chinese jets spotted near Senkakus

Japan’s Air Self Defense Force is getting some real world training, scrambling F-15 fighters this weekend after a Chinese aircraft approached the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.

The Defense Ministry says the Y-12 propeller driven plane operated by China’s State Oceanic Administration, did not actually intrude into Japanese airspace above the disputed island chain in southwest Okinawa Prefecture.  The ministry’s Joint Staff Office says the SDF launched F-15 fighter from its base in Naha City after the Self Defense Forces radar detected the Chinese aircraft.

The aircraft came to within 120 kilometers of the Senkaku Island before it turned eastward, then flew away from the area toward the north.

  • smiter jonestaffnot

    The protesters want the chinese to invade and take over Japan; they love communism and would love to be told what to do and be dirt poor, rather than be free and defend the homeland.

    • BlahJU

      lol, wow. You are definitely a special one. Not only does that have nothing to do with the article, but it doesn’t even make sense.

      • smiter jonestaffnot

        It has a lot to do with the article, if you are too daft to think laterally then that’s the response you provide… naturally.

  • Tomamii