posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 04:04 PM
From July to September of this year, Japan launched their Quick Reaction Alert aircraft 185 times, the third highest since 2005, the year the Japanese
government started releasing figures.
That includes 80 launches against Chinese aircraft and UAVs, including two H-6G patrol aircraft, and a BZK-005 UAV.
That also includes launches against Russian aircraft as well. From April-June they launched 31 times against Russian aircraft, that went up to 105 in
the third quarter.