Japan has raised its F-15 fighters to intercept a Russian-Chinese strategic aviation patrol in the Pacific. On Tuesday, December 22, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin, RIA Novosti reports.
As specified in the military department, fighters of the Japanese Air Force accompanied Russian and Chinese aircraft “at separate stages of the route.” Despite this, the Russian-Chinese patrol managed to fulfill all the tasks assigned to it.
In total, the patrolling in the Asia-Pacific region lasted more than ten hours.
In late November, it was reported that the British Air Force had raised their Typhoon fighters to intercept Russian Tu-142 aircraft in the skies over the North Sea. It was noted that British fighters were accompanying Russian planes to thwart “provocative activities and reduce risks.”