Japan backs push for regional code for air encounters

Visiting Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen receiving a briefing on the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 interceptor systems at Japan's Ministry of Defence yesterday. The land-based PAC-3 surface-to-air missile interceptor can destroy targets at altitudes of u
Visiting Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen receiving a briefing on the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 interceptor systems at Japan's Ministry of Defence yesterday. The land-based PAC-3 surface-to-air missile interceptor can destroy targets at altitudes of up to 20km.PHOTO: MINDEF

Japan supports the establishment of a code for unplanned encounters between military aircraft in the air, Japan's Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera told his visiting Singaporean counterpart Ng Eng Hen yesterday.

This is one of Singapore's priorities as the chair of the 18-nation Asean Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM)-Plus this year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 22, 2018, with the headline 'Japan backs push for regional code for air encounters'. Print Edition | Subscribe