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ASDF F-15 fighters conduct joint training with U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers

Mainichi reported on Sunday that the ASDF disclosed on Saturday that six of its F-15 fighters held joint training with two nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 bombers over the Sea of Japan on Friday. The paper wrote that this was the first time for the ASDF to announce joint exercises with B-52 bombers. According to GOJ officials, the B-52 bombers were not carrying nuclear weapons during the training. The daily added that the joint exercises were aimed at maintaining vigilance against North Korea amid ongoing dialogue between the U.S. and North Korea.

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