New Chinese agency set up for high-tech weapons development

Source: CCTV

 

The body, dubbed the Scientific Research Steering Committee, will have a broader focus than the Military-Civil Integration Development Commission set up by Xi Jinping earlier this year. According to defense ministry spokesperson Wu Qian, the group will help manage strategy for scientific development, while coordinating “civilian-military integration,” or cooperation with private sector contractors.

The documentary highlighted the role the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has played in the development of technologies such as the internet, GPS, stealth aircraft and lasers, saying “if we are going to take the initiative in military competition, we must more vigorously promote a technologically advanced military.

Full article: New Chinese agency set up for high-tech weapons development (Asia Times)

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