South China Sea dispute is the catalyst behind many of the defense procurements in Southeast Asia
Concerns over China's claims to the South China Sea are sparking an arms race among its Southeast Asian neighbors, some of which have maritime patrol, airborne early warning and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft high on their priority lists. China has laid claim to most of the South China Sea, a body of water that includes vital sea lanes and under which lie rich deposits of oil and gas. In May of last year, Chinese ships reportedly cut the cables of Binh Minh 02, an ...
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