US Agrees Spy Plane Deployment in Singapore Amid China Tensions

December 8, 2015 10:52 AM

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US Agrees Spy Plane Deployment in Singapore Amid China Tensions

Washington: The United States has agreed with Singapore on a first deployment of the US P8 Poseidon spy plane in Singapore this month, in a fresh response to China over its pursuit of territorial claims in the South China Sea.

In a joint statement after a meeting in Washington on Monday, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Singapore Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen welcomed the inaugural deployment of the aircraft in Singapore from Dec. 7 to 14.

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