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Japan will deploy F-35 fighters to the south of the country to "quickly respond to the Chinese threat against the Senkaku Islands"

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Japan will deploy F-35 fighters to the south of the country to "quickly respond to the Chinese threat against the Senkaku Islands"

The Japanese edition of Yomiuri Shimbun came out with material that openly talks about building up military-technical capabilities to resist China. The Japanese author, referring to the command, reports that, first of all, Tokyo is going to "prevent Chinese military activity in the area of ​​the Senkaku Islands." These islands in China are called the Diaoyu Islands and are controversial. Another party that believes that only she can dispose of the islands is Taiwan (Republic of China).


The Japanese newspaper says that the command of the Japanese Air Force has decided to place the fifth generation F-35 fighters "at the shortest possible distance from the Senkaku Islands."

According to the latest information, the F-35 fighters will be deployed at an airbase on Kyushu Island, the southernmost of the 4 largest Japanese islands.

Currently, F-35 fighters are deployed at the Misawa base, located on the island of Honshu. Tokyo believes that fifth-generation fighters need to be relocated to the south in order to be able to respond more quickly to the "Chinese threat against the Senkaku Islands."

Currently, the F-15 aircraft of the Japanese Air Force are located at the airbase on the island of Kyushu.

Additionally, the Japanese press notes that Japanese F-35 fighters will be able to carry out "joint missions" with the same fighters of the US Air Force and Navy, which are deployed in southern Japan.
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  1. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine April 5 2021 09: 50
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    first of all, Tokyo is going to "prevent Chinese military activity in the area of ​​the Senkaku Islands"

    Naive Japanese, can they really confront China now? They forgot that this is not 1937.
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik April 5 2021 10: 12
      -3
      What's the problem? Japan now has 22 submarines, 4 aircraft carriers / helicopter carriers, 41 destroyers, 201 F-15s, 17 F-35А, 91 F-2, 21 AWACS aircraft and 72 PLOs.
      It's a very big question, whose fleet and air force are stronger. The number is higher in China, the quality is higher in Japan.
      1. Lynx2000
        Lynx2000 April 5 2021 10: 24
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        Quote: OgnennyiKotik
        What's the problem?
        It's a very big question, whose fleet and air force are stronger. The number is higher in China, the quality is higher in Japan.

        The questions of who is stronger, what is better, quantity or quality, are always resolved as a result of a military conflict.
        Until 1945, the Germans believed that the quality of their "panzerkampfwagens" was better than the T-34 (various modifications). But we had 34 more ...
        1. OgnennyiKotik
          OgnennyiKotik April 5 2021 10: 30
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          Quote: Lynx2000
          Until 1945, the Germans believed that the quality of their "panzerkampfwagens" was better than the T-34 (various modifications)

          Lies. The KV and T-34 were superior to the German T-3/4 and they admitted it, the German tanks were simply forbidden to engage in battle with the Soviet ones, only the appearance of the T-1943/5 in 6 (in marketable quantities) made it possible to level the situation, but also the Soviet the answer was not long in coming.
          1. Roma 1977
            Roma 1977 April 5 2021 10: 36
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            The Soviet response was to increase the production of the T-34, despite the fact that in the open field any T-34 was not a tenant, both against the "Panther" and "against the Tiger."
            1. OgnennyiKotik
              OgnennyiKotik April 5 2021 10: 43
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              Quote: Roma-1977
              the answer was to increase the production of the T-34

              Lies. The T-34-85 and IS-1/2 were created. The IS-2 was removed from service by Russia only in 1993.
              1. Roma 1977
                Roma 1977 April 5 2021 11: 32
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                The T-44 was created. But he did not go into the series. And the T-34-85 practically did not pierce either the Panther or the Tiger in the forehead, and in response was amazed by both German vehicles at a distance of up to 2 km from any angle. And the IS-2 was not intended for tank duels, but for breaking through a heavily fortified defense, it was not a tactical analogue of the Tiger, although it occasionally (rather rarely) encountered it in battles, with varying success. The strength of Soviet tanks was in their manufacturability and mass production.
                1. Roma 1977
                  Roma 1977 April 5 2021 11: 40
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                  ZY, "manufacturability" I mean in the Soviet sense: "suitability for continuous production", and not in the fact that there were gadgets with Wi-Fi and GPS inside.
          2. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine April 5 2021 10: 51
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            Quote: OgnennyiKotik
            Lies. KV and T-34 were superior to the German T-3/4 and they admitted it,

            This has been talked about and argued about since 1945 to this day. The Germans had the main advantage - cumulative shells.
          3. Lynx2000
            Lynx2000 April 5 2021 10: 55
            +1
            No, from the first days of the war, the T-34 and KV-1 were being finalized, the transmission, the chassis, etc.
            Our tankers admitted that the build quality and ergonomics (convenience) of the German equipment were better.
            But, as I wrote above, quality does not mean an advantage, as you put it in relation to Japan ...
            1. OgnennyiKotik
              OgnennyiKotik April 5 2021 11: 14
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              Do you at least understand the meaning of the word "quality"? Check out the explanatory dictionary. And figure out which ones are quality of military equipment.
              The quality of production is only one (and not the most important) of the criteria.
              1. Lynx2000
                Lynx2000 April 5 2021 12: 18
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                Quote: OgnennyiKotik
                Do you at least understand the meaning of the word "quality"? Check out the explanatory dictionary. And figure out which ones are quality of military equipment.
                The quality of production is only one (and not the most important) of the criteria.

                Please explain to me the meaning of the word "quality" in relation to equipment and weapons.
                1. Flooding
                  Flooding April 5 2021 13: 42
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                  Quote: Lynx2000
                  Please explain to me the meaning of the word "quality" in relation to equipment and weapons

                  Apparently, the comrade by "quality" means "fighting qualities" as a complex of characteristics.
                  Whereas you have clearly stated - the build quality.
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine April 5 2021 10: 27
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        Quote: OgnennyiKotik
        It's a very big question, whose fleet and air force are stronger. The number is higher in China, the quality is higher in Japan.

        Somehow you do not take China seriously.
        1. OgnennyiKotik
          OgnennyiKotik April 5 2021 11: 00
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          I don't overestimate them. China has no forces against Japan, even without taking into account the United States and South Korea. Their entire quantitative advantage is due to the long-obsolete ships of rank 3 and 2, in the Air Force the same picture. China's main striking force is ground forces. With whom they have a land border, for those they are dangerous. Russia as well. Compared to the Chinese fleet, our fleet is simply ridiculous (except for the submarine), the Air Force and the Army are comparable, but we simply cannot transfer them to the Far East.
          And the fact that China is actively developing its fleet, and Japan does not stand still. And they are not alone, the United States and South Korea will not stand aside, if that. Their total fleet is many times more powerful.
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine April 5 2021 12: 04
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            Quote: OgnennyiKotik
            China has no forces against Japan, even without taking into account the United States and South Korea.

            Of course, for an American, or a South Korean, you are thinking in the right direction.
          2. BABAY22
            BABAY22 April 5 2021 13: 28
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            Quote: OgnennyiKotik
            China has no strength against Japan

            It is somehow forgotten that China, just in case, is a nuclear power. And Japan has no chance against China.
            And then everyone got used to the fact that nuclear weapons are "shtob bulo", use it nizya.
            No, nuclear weapons are weapons, they have already been used and will still be used if necessary.
    2. xorek
      xorek April 5 2021 10: 30
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      Quote: tihonmarine
      first of all, Tokyo is going to "prevent Chinese military activity in the area of ​​the Senkaku Islands"

      Naive Japanese, can they really confront China now? They forgot that this is not 1937.

      The Chinese, Koreans are very angry with the Japanese (who did this on their territory, even Hitler will seem like a kindergarten) .. Yes, and we also remember the samurai were noted for their cruelty during the Civil War .. soldier .. Again they are whipped on and allowed to arm .. Well, well.
  2. lucul
    lucul April 5 2021 09: 58
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    The Japanese Air Force Command decided to place the fifth generation F-35 fighters "at the shortest possible distance from the Senkaku Islands."

    Hmm .. ...
    Chinese missiles will fly closer)))
    1. Login_Off
      Login_Off April 5 2021 10: 16
      +3
      Japan must be declared an enemy of peace processes!
      China is simply doing "free shipping" activities like the United States. And Japan is trying to militarize the southern part of its country.
    2. Alexander 3
      Alexander 3 April 5 2021 10: 20
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      This rattling can lead to real conflict.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine April 5 2021 10: 31
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        Quote: Alexander 3
        This rattling can lead to real conflict.

        I remember something, I watched the 1972 film "The Fall of Japan".
  3. Cowbra
    Cowbra April 5 2021 10: 01
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    The Chinese already have experience in the genocide of all kinds of flying. And there will be fewer fat penguins than sparrows. Again, Xi Ni Qing and Li Xi Qing can recall the past ...
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 April 5 2021 10: 01
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    Japan will deploy F-35 fighters to the south of the country to "quickly respond to the Chinese threat against the Senkaku Islands"
    No wonder ... many have taken to rattling ... weapons. So far, everything is within the usual ... for how long?
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine April 5 2021 10: 39
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      Quote: rocket757
      No wonder ... many have taken to rattling ... weapons. So far, everything is within the usual ... for how long?
      The Japanese Constitution proclaims the renunciation of war and the transition to an exclusively defensive policy. In this regard, the use of weapons against foreign ships and their crews was considered illegal.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 April 5 2021 10: 45
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        The time is like this, everything changes ... time to change the objectionable laws ...
        Who will stop them?
  5. Roma 1977
    Roma 1977 April 5 2021 10: 12
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    The islands are uninhabited, but have historically belonged to Japan since the 19th century, with a break for American occupation after 1945. The claims of the People's Republic of China and Taiwan are that these islands were discovered from ancient times by Chinese sailors. But the claims were made only after scientists suggested the presence of hydrocarbon deposits on the shelf of the islands. In this case, there is an attempt by China to squeeze out someone else's, and not return its own.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 5 2021 10: 34
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    Japanese F-35 fighters will be able to carry out "joint missions" with the same fighters of the US Air Force and Navy, which are stationed in the south of Japan.
    How can you not cuddle up to the "strong shoulder" of an American and shout "Banzai" towards China! Otherwise, the "nice" invaders may misunderstand the policy of "independent" Japan.
  7. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev April 5 2021 10: 35
    -1
    And if the Chinese react quickly to the use of the F35? Was Hirashima and Nagasaki not enough for them, or do they really believe that the United States would substitute its territory for China's nuclear missiles to protect Japan? Maybe it is better to live in peace and think about how to prevent a war, and not try to intimidate a hedgehog with his bare butt?
  8. Holuay T.O
    Holuay T.O April 5 2021 10: 39
    +1
    Japan has a technological army
  9. hohohol
    hohohol April 5 2021 11: 46
    0
    What about us? Yes, they have completely lost their fear, they have ceased to be afraid of Russia.
  10. APASUS
    APASUS April 5 2021 11: 55
    0
    And here it was not without the participation of the Americans. As I understand it, it was the transfer of the islands to Japan in 1972 that laid the possible beginning of the conflict?
    1. Roma 1977
      Roma 1977 April 5 2021 12: 24
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      Even before the war, the islands officially belonged to Japan. There were two Japanese fishing villages founded before the Russian-Japanese war of 1904-1905.