Demonstrationg swift and comprehensive combat strength by maintaining a state of immediate readiness and the constant accumulation of information
In the event of an armed attack, and according to the geographic features of our country surrounded by the ocean, standard procedures are to carry out an air strike by aircraft and missiles, and then repeat the air strike. Characteristics of air defense strategy, are that the invading forces decide the time, district, and method of attack, and the initial military response greatly influences the overall strategy. Thus swift and comprehensive combat efficiency is needed from the initial stages of engagement, and is achieved by maintaining a state of immediate readiness and by the constant accumulation of information. In actual air defense, a swift response to an enemy aerial attack allows for engagement in airspace as far from our national territory as possible and prevents harm to the nation and its territory. And, by inflicting damage to the enemy, it is difficult for the enemy to continue its aerial attack.
An Air Defense Example
Note 1 CAP: Combat Air Patrol Placing battle aircraft on airborne alert in an armed state, in order to quickly respond to approaching enemy aircraft.
Note 2 DC: Direction Center The Direction Center is the interception air control based on information from radar sites, etc.
The Air Defense Strategy to Detect/ldentify lnvading Aircraft, and lntercept/Destroy Enemy Planes
The strategy for air defense during an aerial incursion includes "detect any invading aircraft", "identify the detected aircraft", and "intercept and destroy any enemy aircraft" (launch fighters or a surface-to-air guided missile to destroy the invading target in the air). Almost all airspace around Japan is constantly monitored by the Aircraft Warning Control Force using radar and the airborne warning and control system to detect invading aircraft as quickly as possible. Next, detected aircraft is identified as a friend or foe by the automatic control and warning system, etc. When an enemy aircraft is identified, the aircraft control and warning system determines where the target should be destroyed, alerts the combat aircraft on stand-by on the ground or in the air and surface-to-air guided missile troops of the Ground and Maritime Self-Defense Force, and destroys enemy aircraft by an air controlled, guided combat aircraft, and surface-to-air guided missiles.