BEIJING — A website on military weapon procurement was officially launched on Jan 4.
Under the General Armament Department of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), weain.mil.cn provides information on the country’s weapon and armament needs, relevant policies, procurement notices, enterprise lists and technology.
Private enterprises, military armament-purchasing departments and military industry groups as well as personnel can register on the website for consultation and further information.
According to the PLA General Armament Department, the new platform was established to cement military and civilian integration and aims to accelerate steps in armament procurement system reform, break procurement barriers, improve competitiveness and promote efficiency.
Since 2014, a series of policies have been issued to improve military and civilian integration, market access, information exchange, supervision, and security.
In May, 2014, the first “military and civilian integration forum” released around 200 items on weapon procurement, which attracted more than 100 private enterprises and scores of cooperation agreements were subsequently signed.