Japan Scrambles Aircraft to Intercept 2 PLAAF Spy Planes in East China Sea.
The Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) scrambled fighter jets on March 20 to intercept two Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shaanxi Y-9JB (GX-8) electronic warfare and surveillance planes in the East China Sea. Japan’s airspace was seemingly not violated, the MoD reports. The last JASDF scramble against a Y-9JB aircraft took place on February 23, which constituted the first intercept of a Chinese aircraft following an eight-week hiatus. Another intercept of a PLAAF military