China buys weapons quite quickly and efficiently. The US military noted that the US must develop effective mechanisms in response.
The United States is concerned about the pace of China's armament. US Air Force officer Cameron Holt, who is in charge of all aspects of contracting, issued a strong warning of China's imminent advances in defense procurement.
Defense Express writes about this.
So, according to the military, now the Chinese armed forces are getting new equipment “five to six times” faster than the US. The Pentagon, he said, urgently needs to rethink its approach to deploying new weapons, while China is increasingly vying for leadership in the development of all kinds of modern military technologies.
The military believes that the main problem lies in the system of providing resources. According to Holt, the US military procurement process will continue to be slower and slower until the appropriate reform is carried out.
It is noted that the current US defense procurement architecture has been tuned to field technologies and opportunities predetermined for four years. But such a concept has limited or even degrading application in today's realities, where new technologies are rapidly emerging – a reality that China was able to accept, but to which the American system could not quickly adapt.