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Japan raised fighter jets to intercept a Chinese drone

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May28,2024

Japan raised fighters to intercept of a Chinese drone

The Ministry of Defense of Japan for the first time detected a new Chinese reconnaissance-strike drone near Okinawa Prefecture, combat aircraft of the country's Air Force were raised to intercept it.

This is reported by NHK. 

The Japanese military identified the unmanned aerial vehicle as Wing Loong-10 (Dragon Wing-10), which flew over the East China Sea towards Japan from the east from the direction of mainland China, then took a northeasterly course and after a while turned around and flew back along the same route in the opposite direction.

Although the drone did not violate the airspace  Japan, the country's air force raised fighter jets to monitor it and intercept it if necessary and confirmed the type of drone.

In Tokyo, they say that this is the first time that the Chinese army has used the new Wing Loong-10 reconnaissance and strike, and that this is already the fifth type of Chinese military drone used by the Chinese for reconnaissance near Japan.

Please note that Okinawa Prefecture includes the uninhabited Senkaku Islands (Chinese name Diaoyudao), which are under Japanese control and claimed by Japan China, near which incidents involving coast guard ships of the two countries have been happening more and more recently.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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