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Military tech put to use in everyday applications

(China Daily)

08:17, October 12, 2012

"Flying" trains and cars that drive themselves are just some of the things that are being developed with the aid of military technologies originally developed for combat use by the National University of Defense Technology, or NUDT.

Military technology for civilian use can improve people's lives, said Wang Jianwei, political commissar of the NUDT.

For example, the medium-low-speed maglev that is planned for Beijing will use an advanced control technology originally developed for the military by the university, which is under the dual supervision of China's ministries of defense and education.

"If maglev was widely adopted by Chinese cities, there would be much less traffic congestion," said Li Jie, an expert in mag