A visit to 201st Tactical Fighter Squadron (Hikotai) of the JASDF based at Chitose Air Base, in Hokkaido Japan.
The 201st Tactical Fighter Squadron is a unit of the 2nd Air Wing of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) based at Chitose Air Base, near Sapporo, in Hokkaido, Japan. It operates Mitsubishi F-15J/DJ. The 203rd Squadron also operates from there.
Chitose Air Base is adjacent to New Chitose Airport. It is the JASDF’s primary base in northern Japan and tasked with monitoring Japan’s “maritime borders” with Russia. Japan’s Eagles have been very busy intercepting intruding Russian and Chinese aircraft probing Japanese airspace. In 2018, the JASDF scrambled four-ship flights 900 times (nearly three times a day) to intercept Chinese and Russian aircraft in international airspace off Japan. Many of the QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) scrambles are launched from Chitose Air Base. READ MORE...
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