Japanese F-15 fighters with the Air Self-Defense Force took part in exercises with U.S. military aircraft including B-1B bombers and F-35 stealth fighters.
The exercise was the largest in a series aimed at pressuring North Korea following its ballistic missile tests.
“The drill was meant to bolster joint operations and raise combat skills,” the ASDF said in a statement.
Included: A pair of B-1Bs from Andersen Air Force Base on the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam, joined by six F-35s four F-18s and a tanker aircraft from U.S. bases in Japan.
Japan sent four F-15 fighters and a patrol aircraft. [source]
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