Number of JASDF scrambles drops 23% in FY 2020/21

by Kosuke Takahashi

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) scrambled its fighter aircraft a total of 725 times in fiscal year (FY) 2020/21 in response to foreign military aircraft approaching the country’s airspace: a decrease of 23% compared with the same period in FY 2019/20.

The Joint Staff Office (JSO) of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a 9 April statement that there were 222 fewer scrambles in FY 2020/21 compared to the previous fiscal year, with the figure representing the lowest number of scrambles since FY 2012/13.

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/number-of-jasdf-scrambles-drops-23-in-fy-202021

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) scrambled its fighter aircraft a total of 725 times in fisc...

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