US Ally Scrambles Fighter Jets Against Chinese Combat Drone


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Japan said its air force scrambled fighter aircraft against a Chinese combat drone near its southwestern islands on Tuesday, the third time this year an unmanned aerial vehicle with military applications has been spotted operating near Japanese airspace. A report by Japan's Joint Staff Office, part of its defense ministry, said its forces detected a Chinese TB-001 drone, designed for long-range reconnaissance and precision strikes, operating between the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the Western Pacific Ocean. Newsweek's map, built using Tokyo's geospatial data, roughly traces the UAV's hourslong sortie through the so-called first island chain via...