JASDF 航空自衛隊: Srambles, 2014: First Quarter

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Status of Scrambles through the First Quarter of FY2014

JDF: Japan Defense Focus (Japanese Ministry of Defense), No. 55, Aug 2014, p. 3

The ASDF scrambled 340 times during the first quarter of FY2014. It marked a major increase of 225 times, a threefold rise compared to the same period of previous year. It was the largest number of scrambles through the quarter since the MOD started publicizing the quarterly number of scrambles in FY2005. Growing number of scrambles against Russian aircraft caused the major increase in whole number.

The breakdown by countries and regions was 70% against Russian aircraft, and 30% against Chinese aircraft, although countries and region include supposition.

Characteristics of Responses through the First Quarter of FY2014

The ASDF scrambled 235 times against Russian aircraft, a major increase of 204 times compared to the same period of previous year. The number was eight times larger compared to the last year. The MOD publicized 28 cases as a peculiar flight, including the long distance flights in the vicinity of Japan for seven consecutive days from April 13th to 19th.

The ASDF scrambled 104 times against Chinese aircraft, increase of 35 times compared to the same period of previous year.

There was no air intrusion during the first quarter of FY2014. Scrambles against Russian reconnaissance aircraft and Chinese fighter aircraft were outstanding in frequency compared to other types of aircraft of each country, although this includes estimation.

The period of this data is from April 1st, 2014 to June 30th, 2014.



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