The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (航空自衛隊, Kōkū Jieitai?), or JASDF, is the aviation branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces responsible for the defense of Japanese airspace and other aerospace operations. The JASDF carries out combat air patrols around Japan, while also maintaining an extensive network of ground and air early warning radar systems. The branch also has an aerobatic team known as Blue Impulse and has recently been involved in providing air transport in several UN peacekeeping missions.
The JASDF has an estimated 45,000 personnel in 2005. As of 2010, the JASDF operates 805 aircraft, 374 of them being fighter aircraft. The Clover Squadron is only JASDF Squadron Featured in Ace Combat: Joint Assault.
Aircraft of JASDFEdit
- F-15E Strike Eagle (ACJA)
- F-4E Phantom II (ACJA)
- F-2A Viper Zero (ACAH)
- ASF-X Shinden II (ACAH Downloadable content)
- F-15C Eagle (ACAH, with markings of a white dragon and JASDF Roundel)
- F-35B Lightning II (ACAH, stand in for the F-35A)
- MH-60 Blackhawk (ACAH)