The People's Liberation Army air force (PLA-AF) will cooperate with five Chinese companies to upgrade civil-military logistics integration, according to an agreement between the companies and the PLA air force logistics department.
The five companies are SF Express, China Railway Express, China Postal Express & Logistics, Deppon Logistics and JD Logistics.
"As the military training develops and the scope of activity expands, the former logistics network of the PLA-AF with limited manpower can no longer meet growing demand," said Zheng Xuexiang, head of logistics department was quoted as saying by Chinamil.
Zheng also said the logistics department of PLA-AF would continue to explore new logistics solutions, including using drones and more transport capacity from civil aviation.
The air force and the companies will join hands in transportation and distribution, storage management, supplies purchasing and others in the coming five years, according to the agreement.