The "strongest electronic warfare plane" of the US-Japan Korean Peninsula shows off its muscle beauty rarely.

  CCTV News:The fighting forces of the United States and Japan, which showed off their muscles crazily in the waters off the Korean Peninsula a week ago, once again appeared — — Only this time, they crossed the island chain from the peninsula to Okinawa. Not only nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, quasi-aircraft carriers, but also electronic warfare aircraft that have been shrouded in mystery before. What tactical and strategic considerations can be seen from the "blowout" joint action of the United States and Japan?

  The US-Japan maritime formation goes south along the first island chain and crosses the island chain.

Japanese and American Fighters and Reagan

Japanese and American Fighters and Reagan

  On the afternoon of June 9, Tokyo time, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force announced that in the past week, the maritime and air combat forces of Japan and the United States conducted a large-scale joint exercise in the Western Pacific.

  Specifically, during June 3 -9, the strike group of the USS Reagan and the quasi-carriers of the Maritime Self-Defense Force, Sunward and the Aegis destroyer Foot Handle, descended from the Sea of Japan all the way south to the sea east of Okinawa — — Train while moving.

  Combined with the previous official news released by the United States and Japan: On May 31, the Reagan entered the Sea of Japan through the Tsugaru Strait between Honshu Island and Hokkaido. On the same day, the self-defense force quasi-aircraft carrier "Sunward" sailed from its home port — — The carl vinson, which had been operating in the sea for a long time, set off from the Maizuru Base in Kyoto Prefecture along the coast of the Sea of Japan and carried out the so-called "three aircraft carriers" exercise for the first time in the history of Japan and the United States.

  On June 6, according to a report by NHK TV in Japan, all two aircraft carriers of the US military have left the Sea of Japan — — Among them, the "carl vinson" will embark on the road to return to the United States. However, the Japanese media did not disclose the whereabouts of the Reagan at that time; Judging from the information we know now, the Reagan went south along the first island chain together with the Sunward, and finally crossed the island chain from the inside out.

  Self-Defense Forces Fighters and Early Warning Aircraft Take off from Okinawa and US Electronic Warfare Aircraft Training

Boeing EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft

Boeing EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft

  On the 9th, the Self-Defense Forces also revealed the following information: Since the 6th, F-15 fighters and E-2C early warning aircraft deployed by the Air Self-Defense Forces at Naha base in Okinawa have also been dispatched, and the EA-18G fighters carried on the Reagan have been trained in simulated actual combat tactics.

  The Japanese media are particularly excited about the emergence of US electronic warfare aircraft.

  The EA-18G fighter, nicknamed "Growler", looks very similar to the main carrier aircraft "Super Hornet" on the current US aircraft carrier — — In fact, "Growler" has been upgraded specifically for the needs of electronic warfare on the basis of retaining the shape of the "Super Hornet" fighter. EA-18G can not only be used as a carrier aircraft to participate in the combat operations of aircraft carrier strike groups, but also take off and land at land airports like ordinary fighters. It is worth mentioning that there have been rumors in the workshop, and the only record of defeating the F-22 in actual combat is the "Growler".

  After Trump took office, Japan-US joint exercises "exploded"

  Since the White House changed hands, the joint drills between Japan and the United States have become more frequent, longer in duration and stronger in intensity. According to statistics, since February this year, there have been at least four Japan-US joint exercises involving US aircraft carriers, covering the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean east of Okinawa.

  For the United States, the suspicion of allies in the Asia-Pacific region towards the new government has not been completely eliminated: after US Defense Secretary Matisse reiterated his emphasis on allies in the Asia-Pacific region in Singapore earlier this month, Secretary of State Tillerson said more directly this week that the Trump administration will definitely invest more in the Asia-Pacific region than the Obama administration.

Us secretary of state tillerson

Us secretary of state tillerson

  US Secretary of State Tillerson said, I don’t think anyone should think that the United States has withdrawn from Asia-Pacific affairs or even isolated itself. In fact, I personally visited the Asia-Pacific region, Vice President Burns visited the Asia-Pacific region, and Defense Minister Matisse also visited the Asia-Pacific region, just to prove to everyone that the United States believes that this region is of vital importance to its own security interests and economic interests. The contact between the United States and the Asia-Pacific region should be deeper than what you have seen in the past eight years.