‘There has been an ”apparent deployment” of China’s surface-to-air missiles on Woody Island in the South China Sea, US defense officials say.

The deployment was initially reported by Fox News, citing exclusively obtained satellite imagery confirmed by US officials.

“The imagery from ImageSat International (ISI) shows two batteries of eight surface-to-air missile launchers as well as a radar system on Woody Island, part of the Paracel Island chain in the South China Sea,” Fox News said in its report.’

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