Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The announcement, carried on the website of the Chinese ministry's information bureau, came after its Japanese counterpart said on Sunday that two Chinese H-6 bombers flew from the East China Sea to the Pacific Ocean without violating Japanese airspace the same day after flying over waters between the chain of islands.
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force scrambled fighter aircraft, added Japan's Defense Ministry.
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Comment: It's called probing the enemies defenses. You want to see how the enemy is going to react. It's a common practice for training, planning and of course prior to attack.