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Saw this news report today and made me laugh - it mentions that Japan scrambled 22 Jets to intercept a Russian "Bear". I think this may be a typo (or just complete BS) - or do you think that they wanted to outdo the rest of the world by getting a photo with 21 jets flying alongside a tu-95 :rofl::biggrin:

 

 

from:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7236241.stm

 

 

Japan accuses Russia of incursion

 

Japan has accused Russia of violating its airspace over the Pacific Izu islands and demanded an explanation.

 

A Russian Tupolev 95 bomber flew for about three minutes over the isle of Sofugan, 650km (400 miles) south of Tokyo, Japanese officials said.

 

Japan responded by scrambling 22 jets and lodging an official protest with the Russian embassy.

 

But a spokesman for the Russian air force denied any incursion into Japanese airspace had occurred.

 

Alexander Drobyshevsky told Russia's Itar-Tass news agency that strategic bomber flights had been "carried out in strict accordance with international rules on flying over neutral waters, without violating the border between the two countries".

 

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Russia last violated Japan's airspace in January 2006 near Rebun Island near the northern island of Hokkaido, Japanese officials said.

 

On Thursday, Japan held an annual rally to demand the return of four disputed islands - known as the Kurils in Russia and the Northern Territories in Japan - which Russia seized in the closing days of World War II.

 

The dispute has prevented the two countries from signing a peace treaty to formally end the war.

 

It was not clear whether Saturday's flyby was related to the rally.

 

Despite their territorial disputes, Japan and Russia have recently indicated their desire to improve relations, the BBC's Chris Hogg reports from Tokyo.

 

Russia wants Japanese financial support for development of its far eastern regions while Japan wants greater access to Russia's oil reserves.

 

Whether the alleged incident was a mistake or something more sinister, such as an attempt to test Japan's defensive tactics, it has rattled the Japanese government, our correspondent says.

 

Tokyo has demanded a full explanation from Moscow.

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22 fighters? Holy cow! That was for one Bear. Hate to see if there were 3.

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Japan responded by scrambling 22 jets and lodging an official protest with the Russian embassy.

 

You think they're trying to send the message "Nobody %^&*'s with Japan!"?? :biggrin:

 

You know... If they had F-22s, That'd probably read "Japan responded by scrambling A jet..." :rofl:

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22 fighters? Holy cow! That was for one Bear. Hate to see if there were 3.

 

LOL - have they got that many jets - they may have to retrofit some Cessnas and 747s to make up the numbers

 

Perhaps they havn't seen a TU-95 before - or they are just massive fans :biggrin:

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I heard earlier on the BBC that technically Japan and Russia/USSR have never signed a peace treaty after WWII due to disputes over the Kuril islands. Maybe that might explain part of the reason behind Japan's response. Plus, they've been aware of the VVS's plans to resume long range flights. May have been counter-sabre rattling by Japan...

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you tell me

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4797021.stm

 

And they have far more than a Cessna:

 

http://www.scramble.nl/jp.htm

 

Include Japanese Professionalism and ability to upgrade anything...we talk about how capable Israel is all of the time...JASDF is not a joke...trust me

 

cheers

 

 

You dont say

 

How many have they got left after sending 60 after the bears - and another 779 to look out for Russian patrols?

 

 

well according to this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Air_Force ()

 

about 2x 747s - see I was almost right !! :rofl:

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So, you get all of your information from "wikipedia"...nice...ever been on TV describing what the tornado sounded like?

 

Just a question...and wait a Bloody minute...I get spanked for an off hand remark about the Italian Air Force and this guy picks on an entire nation repeatedly and it is OK?

 

:rtfm:

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So, you get all of your information from "wikipedia"...nice...ever been on TV describing what the tornado sounded like?

 

Just a question...and wait a Bloody minute...I get spanked for an off hand remark about the Italian Air Force and this guy picks on an entire nation repeatedly and it is OK?

 

:rtfm:

 

 

okay chill out

 

the post was about some stupid typo on the BBC web page - hence the stupidity of the following posts - I apologise if anyone has taken this out of context and misread it as anything else!

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I heard that the JASDF has had incidents with PLANAF (People's Liberation Army Navy Air Force) An-12s flying near JMSDF ships and near Japan it self. This new though. Have there been any pictures?

Edited by JA 37 Viggen

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Saw this news report today and made me laugh - it mentions that Japan scrambled 22 Jets to intercept a Russian "Bear". I think this may be a typo (or just complete BS) - or do you think that they wanted to outdo the rest of the world by getting a photo with 21 jets flying alongside a tu-95 :rofl::biggrin:

 

 

from:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7236241.stm

 

 

Japan accuses Russia of incursion

 

Japan has accused Russia of violating its airspace over the Pacific Izu islands and demanded an explanation.

 

A Russian Tupolev 95 bomber flew for about three minutes over the isle of Sofugan, 650km (400 miles) south of Tokyo, Japanese officials said.

 

Japan responded by scrambling 22 jets and lodging an official protest with the Russian embassy.

 

But a spokesman for the Russian air force denied any incursion into Japanese airspace had occurred.

 

Alexander Drobyshevsky told Russia's Itar-Tass news agency that strategic bomber flights had been "carried out in strict accordance with international rules on flying over neutral waters, without violating the border between the two countries".

 

Rally

 

Russia last violated Japan's airspace in January 2006 near Rebun Island near the northern island of Hokkaido, Japanese officials said.

 

On Thursday, Japan held an annual rally to demand the return of four disputed islands - known as the Kurils in Russia and the Northern Territories in Japan - which Russia seized in the closing days of World War II.

 

The dispute has prevented the two countries from signing a peace treaty to formally end the war.

 

It was not clear whether Saturday's flyby was related to the rally.

 

Despite their territorial disputes, Japan and Russia have recently indicated their desire to improve relations, the BBC's Chris Hogg reports from Tokyo.

 

Russia wants Japanese financial support for development of its far eastern regions while Japan wants greater access to Russia's oil reserves.

 

Whether the alleged incident was a mistake or something more sinister, such as an attempt to test Japan's defensive tactics, it has rattled the Japanese government, our correspondent says.

 

Tokyo has demanded a full explanation from Moscow.

 

the Bears continued onto a run against the Nimitz and were intercepted/escorted by Hornets.

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Guess those Bear pilots are quite popular. But why are the Tu-95s (and maybe Tu-142s and Blackjacks) doing all this again?

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Guess those Bear pilots are quite popular. But why are the Tu-95s (and maybe Tu-142s and Blackjacks) doing all this again?

 

the Bear came out of hibernation.

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The 142 and 95 are both Bears. The 142 is the maritime patrol version, the 95 was the strat bomber version. You can usually tell them apart by the fuselage length--the 142 has a plug forward of the wing so the nose is much farther forward of the wing.

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The 142 and 95 are both Bears. The 142 is the maritime patrol version, the 95 was the strat bomber version. You can usually tell them apart by the fuselage length--the 142 has a plug forward of the wing so the nose is much farther forward of the wing.

 

Thanks. I'll remember that incase we get a new Cold War that goes Hot.

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Recently discovered oil deposits in Russia have allowed them to funnel millions into the revival of the Russian military. They are simply "flexing their muscles" for the rest of the world to see. In the last 6 months they have flown Tu-95s over military bases in Guam and England.

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Recently discovered oil deposits in Russia have allowed them to funnel millions into the revival of the Russian military. They are simply "flexing their muscles" for the rest of the world to see. In the last 6 months they have flown Tu-95s over military bases in Guam and England.

 

I'd love to know when the Russian Military flew a TU-95 over a military base in England as that would have definetly been on the news here in the UK, over the North Sea maybe but certainly never over land or within territorial waters!

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Umm... Gents, they haven't been Soviet for a shade under 16 years now... :biggrin:

 

You're right, they are still tzarists! All Hail Tzar Putin the 1st!!! :rofl:

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