China was on everyone’s mind at the 2018 Singapore Airshow earlier this month, as Beijing’s military continues to encroach on its neighbors’ naval territories and claim international waters for itself. To effectively combat China’s expansion into disputed waters, regional actors must be equipped with technology that provides them with maritime domain awareness. The P-8A Poseidon is the ideal system to track and counter hostile actions in East Asia. Based on the Boeing 737 frame, this airborne naval surveillance system conducts anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions. The U.S. should work with its allies in the region to ensure that they are well equipped to protect their borders and maintain stability in East Asia. I have written more on this topic for RealClearDefense here.
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