13:44 JST, September 21, 2022
The Defense Ministry said Tuesday that Japan and Germany will carry out a joint drill with their fighter jets in Japan on Sept. 28 with the aim of strengthening defense cooperation between the two nations.
According to the Air Self-Defense Force, three Eurofighter jets of the German Air Force and three F-2 fighter jets of the ASDF will participate in the joint exercise. This is the first time that German Air Force Eurofighters will fly to Japan.
At a press conference after a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada said, “[The joint drill] symbolizes Germany’s unwavering involvement in the Indo-Pacific region and the deepening defense cooperation between Japan and Germany.”
Source: The Japan News