Date
17 August 2017

500 private firms win licenses to produce weapons, report says

Over 1,800 enterprises have been awarded research and development as well as production licenses for military weapons in 2013, People.com.cn reported Thursday, citing a report on the integration of military production involving private firms by the PLA National Defense University. Of these companies, over 500 are private firms, representing more than a quarter of the total. In 2012, the Ministry of Defense only issued 60-plus such licenses to private companies, the report said.

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