US Ally Scrambles Jets To Intercept Chinese Spy Drone


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The Japanese Defense Ministry said it scrambled fighter jets on Tuesday to intercept a Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle in the Sea of Japan, in what was the first known operation in the area by China's long-range spy drone. A Newsweek map, recreated using data released by the Joint Staff of Japan's Self-Defense Forces, shows the flight path of the WZ-7 reconnaissance UAV, which Tokyo said was detected in the waters on the morning of March 26. The Chinese military drone entered the Sea of Japan—known in both Koreas as the East Sea—via the continental area and later returned in a...