Thursday, January 12, 2017
- Japan fighter jets intercepted a Russian Il-38 in the Pacific
The General staff of the defense Forces of Japan said that Japanese fighters were raised into the air due to the passage in the Pacific, two anti-submarine aircraft of the Russian Navy Il-38.
According to the Japanese Ministry, quoted by “Interfax”, the Russian planes flew to Japan from the Sakhalin island and passed over the southern part of the Kuril Islands.
The staff also notes that the Russian Il-38 made a circle East of the Japanese island of Honshu and back.
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