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ASDF Scramble Actions

An ASDF scramble action
An ASDF scramble action
Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) fighter jets conducted a total of 149 scramble actions in the first half of fiscal 2006 (April-September 2006). The 139 scramble actions in response to Russian aircraft surpassed the total for fiscal 2005, while those in response to Chinese aircraft decreased sharply from 107 in fiscal 2005 to 1. (The numbers include aircraft whose nationality was estimated.)

Scramble Actions by Fiscal Year, Scramble Actions against Countries and Regions (Estimates Included)