China to undercut US arms dealers
“The Chinese systems are simply cheaper, they are reliable, and they are tailored to the conditions of developing countries,” said Anthony Cordesman, a national security analyst at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. “As the systems get more sophisticated, they will undercut Europe and the U.S. and compete with Russia.”
Awesome. And then, there's the packaging:
Chinese defense gear giant Norinco, which has honed its pitch to an art.
Norinco has even devised a way to make buying weapons easier for such customers: It promotes starter kits of basic defense gear -- everything from rifles to howitzers, laser-guided bombs, armored personnel carriers, tanks and drones -- for governments that want to quickly outfit their armed forces. Chinese state media have dubbed the package a “military set meal.”
Hey, maybe our cops can buy Chinese stuff when all those surplus goods from Iraq and Afghanistan turn out to be too heavy, too expensive to maintain, and poorly engineered. Just a thought!