China is offering 6 billion yuan ($870 million) investment for research on equipment and weapons to the private Chinese firms and institutes for boosting military-civilian integration and upgrade military technologies.
The Central Military Commission's equipment development department issued a guideline on its website saying that 2,000 projects will be funded under the plan this year, Global Times reported Monday citing a statement made on Zhuangbei Keji, a WeChat account affiliated with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Daily.
The website also published a project on the temperature adaptability of solid propellants, which has been allotted 1 million yuan.
According to a naval expert, private firms and institute involving in military technology research could help reduce costs. “Getting private companies involved in military technology research can reduce costs, boost military-civilian integration and help upgrade military technology”, Li Jie, a Beijing-based naval expert was quoted as saying.
In February this year, the department released a document on boosting military-civilian integration in weapons development which introduces a set of measures to liberalize and regulate the weapons sector, including slashing restrictions on the types of arms that private firms are allowed to develop and piloting commercial services for military procurement in the aerospace industry.
China has claimed full credit ignoring Indian Navys role for Gulf of Aden operations which involved OS35 cargo ship hijacked by pirates last Saturday. The guided-missile frigate Yulin (Hull 569) of the 25th Chinese naval escort taskforce escorted Tuvalu's OS35 cargo ship to the safe waters off the Port of Aden in Yemen at around 10:40 on April 11, local time, China Military reported Wednesday
The Peoples Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned a new warship to its South Sea Fleet for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations in the disputed South China Sea. A new Type 056/056A Jiangdao-class corvette, named Liupanshui, was commissioned at Yulin naval base in the port city of Sanya on Hainan Island on March 31, China Military Online reports Friday
A Chinese fighter jet, J-11, has been detected on a Beijing-controlled island in the South China Sea for the first time in a year, according to a US think tank. "More fighters were believed to be in hangers nearby, US think tank Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) which is part of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies," was quoted as saying by various media Thursday
China's home made developed AG600 amphibious aircraft has taken its maiden flight Saturday. Launched from the southern city of Zhuhai, the AG600 was designed to extinguish forest fires and carry out rescue missions at sea
China has launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier designed and built in the northeast port of Dalian. The new carrier, the first domestically-built one, was transferred from dry dock into the water at a launch ceremony that started at about 9 a
China has received an agreement to build new ships for the Royal Malaysian Navy. The agreement signed last week is the first time, a Chinese contractor will build military equipment for Malaysia, Global Times reported Tuesday
China has plans to build more aircraft carriers and naval bases in various countries to strengthen its maritime capabilities. China is also planning to build more naval bases across the world, especially in countries such as Pakistan, with whom it has close economic and military relations
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