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Tension over installation of US anti-aircraft batteries near China

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Tension over installation of US anti-aircraft batteries near China

The US Army in the Pacific announced that, for the first time in history, it successfully deployed a Medium Range Capability (MRC) missile system to the north of the Philippine island of Luzon. The historic deployment took place last week, as part of the Salaknib 24 military exercise, in coordination with the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The statement notes that the system arrived in the Philippines aboard a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from a base in Washington, covering a trip of around 13,000 kilometers, in more than 15 hours. It also states that it is a versatile ground-launched system that can fire both Standard 6 (SM-6) missiles and Tomahawks. The complete MRC configuration comprises a battery operations center, four launchers, prime movers and modified trailers.

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“This is a significant step in our partnership with the Philippines, our oldest ally in the region,” said Brigadier General Bernard Harrington, commanding general of the 1st Multi-Domain Task Group, in charge of the deployment.

General Charles Flynn, commander of the US Army in the Pacific, has revealed that Washington will deploy a new ground-based launcher system for its medium-range missiles known as Typhon in the Asia-Pacific region for the first time in almost four decades, what some experts see as a “warning” to Beijing against military advance and war in the Taiwan Strait. The new batteries will be stationed at the end of this year on the island of Guam, where the Pentagon’s Andersen Air Force Base and the Navy’s Guam Naval Base are located.

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In this regard, the US pressure to deploy the missiles is a dangerous trend, and will seriously threaten the security of countries in the region and seriously undermine regional peace and stability, said Wu Qian, spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense of China, at a regular press conference.

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