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ASDF scrambles a record 208 times against Chinese aircraft in July-September period

Most Saturday morning papers wrote that the SDF Joint Staff Office announced on Friday that in the July-September period ASDF fighter jets conducted a record 208 scrambles against Chinese aircraft, nine more than in April-June period. The area of Chinese activity is expanding as evidenced by the fact that Chinese fighters flew between the main island of Okinawa and Miyako Island on Sept. 25. The total number of scrambles against foreign aircraft also increased by 32 to 313, including an increase in scrambles against Russian aircraft, up 24 to 103.

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