China's most powerful military body Central Military Commission (CMC) signed military equipment procurement agreements with 13 agencies on Tuesday, Xinhua reports.
The CMC published bidding information on its weapon procurement website this April in a bid to open the country's defense sector to enterprises and boost competition.
A total of 13 enterprises, including AVIC International Trade & Economic Development and Dongfeng (Wuhan) Engineering Consulting were selected from more than 69 bidding applications.
It is the latest move to upgrade civil-military integration, and more procurement projects will seek professional bidding services, according to the CMC equipment development department.
Aviation Industry Corp of China has unveiled its new unmanned armed helicopter, AV500W at the fourth China Helicopter Expo that opened on Thursday in Tianjin. The AV500W unmanned autonomous helicopter developed and produced at the AVIC Helicopter Research and Development Institute has a maximum takeoff weight of 450 kilograms, a maximum speed of 170 kilometers per hour and a flight ceiling of 4,000 meters,
China is targeting African markets with AVIC developed LE500 turboprop trainer aircraft after obtaining the type authorization certificate (TAC) from South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA). Since April 2015, the application has been supported by CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China), AVIC International Aero-Development Company and the South Africa AVIC International Flight Training Academy
Chinese scientists are reportedly developing a new solid fuel rocket which could be launched from countrys first domestically made jumbo air freighter, the Yun-20. According to experts at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALVT), they are developing a new solid fuel rocket which could be launched by the Yun-20 in flight, sending a 100-kg load into near-earth orbit,
Chinas first home-made aircraft carrier has completed outfitting work and system debugging and is soon expected to commence mooring trials. Global Times quoting Chinese defense ministry spokesperson reported on Thursday that the construction of the Type 001A aircraft carrier is on schedule
China issued new guideline on military training; to build a scientific, regulated and cooperative mechanism in actual combat training and joint military training among different groups. The guideline was approved by the Central Military Commission recently the Xinhua News Agency reported on Thursday
A scam to provide fake IDs of top Chinese army ranks and personal equipment has been busted in a nation-wide crackdown that led to the arrest of 270 scamsters. China's military and public security officials have investigated and clamped down on scams that provided fake IDs for people to appear as officers and have arrested more than 270 people, some of whom sold high military ranks for as much as 15 million yuan ($2
China has pledged $100 million free military assistance to support the African Standby Force and rapid-response force for the next five years, state-run news agency Global Times reports. China is negotiating with the African Union to draft the implementation plan for the assistance, Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, was quoted as saying at a monthly briefing on Thursday
The Chinese stealth fighter jets will be capable of remotely controlling drones via satellite in the coming five years. Chinese fighters J-20 and J-31 will be capable of mobilizing the drones for battle by serving as their control platforms, Xu Yongling, a retired PLA chief test pilot and an expert at the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics was quoted as saying at a recent defense seminar, Cankaoxiaoxi newspaper reported
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