The US military's land-based Aegis missile defence testing system being launched in 2018 on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Photo: AP The US military's land-based Aegis missile defence testing system being launched in 2018 on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Photo: AP
The US military's land-based Aegis missile defence testing system being launched in 2018 on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Photo: AP

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US Pacific army chief wants Aegis Ashore defence system in Guam amid ‘threat’ from China

  • Admiral Philip Davidson says the system needs to be operational within five years if the US is to stay ahead of its regional rivals’ technological advances
  • His request comes just weeks after Tokyo cancelled plans to construct two of the anti-missile installations in Japan

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The US military's land-based Aegis missile defence testing system being launched in 2018 on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Photo: AP The US military's land-based Aegis missile defence testing system being launched in 2018 on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Photo: AP
The US military's land-based Aegis missile defence testing system being launched in 2018 on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Photo: AP
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