Defense contractors look to police for sales
Chinese defense equipment manufacturers are eager to adapt their military technologies for the police and anti-terrorism equipment market, according to industry insiders.
Pods designed for military aircraft, usually containing electronic warfare equipment, can be mounted on police helicopters, patrol ships and armored vehicles, said Wang Yanyong, a manager at Beijing A-Star Science and Technology.
State-owned defense contractors are also eyeing the lucrative police equipment market.
China North Industries Group, one of the country’s biggest arms makers, has several drones specifically designed for the police on display at the 2015 China Military and Civilian Integration Expo in Beijing.