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Defending Japan’s peace from the skies, Responding to attacks against Japan

Defending Japan’s peace from the skies, Responding to attacks against Japan

Securing “Air Superiority“

Air superiority refers to the condition in which one side can carry out airborne operations without suffering a significant level of obstruction by the opposing force. Without air superiority, efficient execution of ground and maritime operations is not possible. Securing and maintaining “Air Superiority“ is essential for the execution of all ground, maritime, and air operations.

Securing “Air Superiority“

Air Defense Operation

Comprehensive aerial defense aims to deal with enemy aerial attacks at the farthest point from our territory, prohibiting enemies from gaining air superiority and preventing harm to the people and the sovereign territory of Japan. At the same time, efforts will be made to inflict significant damage on the enemy thus making the continuation of their aerial attack difficult.

1. Aircraft with airborne warning and control functions in waters distant from its national land and with alternative control capabilities for defense ground environments
2. Keeping armed fighters on an airborne alert so that they can immediately respond to approaches by enemy aircraft

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