An influential defence think tank has urged the US to deploy the high-mobility artillery rocket system in Southeast Asian countries. Photo: Wikimedia

US and Philippines said to be in talks on rocket system to deter Beijing’s ‘militarisation’ in South China Sea

  • Security experts say the two sides have been unable to reach a deal because the American system could be too expensive for Manila
  • Chinese man-made islands on reefs in the disputed Spratly chain would be in striking distance if it’s deployed, according to one analyst
Topic |   South China Sea

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An influential defence think tank has urged the US to deploy the high-mobility artillery rocket system in Southeast Asian countries. Photo: Wikimedia
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