The rocket carrying the Shenzhou-14 mission lifting off in Gansu province on June 5. China launched more rockets and satellites than the US last year. Photo: AFP
The rocket carrying the Shenzhou-14 mission lifting off in Gansu province on June 5. China launched more rockets and satellites than the US last year. Photo: AFP
Defence

To keep up with China, Pentagon must cut red tape and embrace latest technology, top US official says

  • Beijing has recognised importance of producing ‘more of the high-technology goods they want in their own economy’, says Defence Innovation Unit chief Michael Brown
  • US Defence Department practices have changed little since the 1960s and its adoption of cutting-edge ideas often lag private sector by years, he adds

The rocket carrying the Shenzhou-14 mission lifting off in Gansu province on June 5. China launched more rockets and satellites than the US last year. Photo: AFP
The rocket carrying the Shenzhou-14 mission lifting off in Gansu province on June 5. China launched more rockets and satellites than the US last year. Photo: AFP
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