China is demobilizing thousands of soldiers and officers and is deploying hundreds of troops to the border regions as part of the military reform, local media reports.
The 81th Army Group of the PLA's Central Theater Command, based in Zhangjiakou city, Hebei Province, said that "military officers and soldiers responded shortly after receiving the order… more than 10,000 moved to other stations, thousands were demobilized; and hundreds were assigned to visit the border regions," according to a video shown on tv.81.cn, a television station affiliated with the PLA.
The demobilizing of the non-combat personnel was completed by the end of February, marking the first provincial military command to accomplish the goal in the year.
The military reform is aimed at removing outmoded armed forces and administrative offices, and downsizing non-combat personnel to improve the military structure and realize rational allocation, Xu Guangyu, a retired major general, told the Global Times.
China unveiled a plan to restructure the government on Tuesday, and plans to set up a new ministry devoted to veterans' affairs.
The move is meant to protect the legitimate rights and interests of military personnel and their families, improve the service and management system of demobilized military personnel, and make military service an occupation that enjoys public respect, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday.
China is preparing to commence research on a sixth-generation fighter aircraft from experience gained in the developing the fifth-generation J-20 stealth jet, its most modern fighter to date. The J-20 stealth fighter jet will be given more capabilities than merely penetrating an enemy's air defense networks, according to its chief designer, Yang Wei, a deputy director at Aviation Industry Corp of China and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
The world's largest amphibious aircraft, China-made AG600 will conduct its first water take-off in the winter of 2018. The take off- from water is scheduled for winter this year at the Zhanghe Reservoir in Jingmen, Central China's Hubei Province, local news agency jingmen
South Korea will create a task force on military reform by early next month. The move comes days after President Moon Jae-in ordered measures to streamline the armed forces in order to root out corruption related to arms development and purchases, Yonhap reported Wednesday
China has launched a major military restructuring process, as part of a major overhaul of the armed forces announced by President Xi Jinping in November, state media said on Friday. At a ceremony on Thursday, Xi inaugurated a new general command unit for the army, a missile force and a strategic support force for People's Liberation Army (PLA), state news agency Xinhua said
Chinese air force pilots of Sukhoi Su-35 and Su-30 fighter jets and H-6K bombers conducted combat exercises over the western Pacific Ocean and South China Sea recently, local media reports. According to spokesman, Senior Colonel Shen Jink, the People's Liberation Army Air Force conducted the exercises in two groups
Czech Republic Signs Iron Dome Deal
Australian C-130J LAIRCM Achieves Final Operational Capability
Saab Delivers Mobile Maintenance Facility to Hungarian Air Force
Lockheed to Equip Spanish F-110 Frigates with Solid State Radars
Airman falls from USAF C-130 While Training Over Gulf of Mexico: Reports
Russia to Lease New Military Airbase in Syria
AW101 Helicopter Crashes on top of Italian Battleship Deck
Germany To Finalise Order for 38 Eurofighter Jets, 110 E-Scan Radars
Several joint production and direct procurement programs could be halted if the US and Europe carry through with their threat...
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...