INDOPACOM: Aegis Ashore with SPY-6 needed on Guam by 2026 to counter Chinese ballistic, cruise missiles

By Jason Sherman / July 21, 2020 at 6:40 PM
Adm. Phil Davidson, head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, wants an Aegis Ashore missile defense system on Guam by 2026 to defend the U.S. territory against advancing ballistic and cruise missile threats, arguing the combination of land- and sea-based missile defenses currently deployed there are limited to protecting one side of the island only and insufficient to provide 360-degree defense from China's ships and aircraft. Davidson, who advised Congress in March that his No. 1 unfunded priority in FY-21 is a...

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