Equipment Development Department of the Central Military Commission
|Type||Functional department of the Central Military Commission|
|Jurisdiction||People's Liberation Army|
|Headquarters||Ministry of National Defense compound ("August 1st Building"), Beijing|
|Parent agency||Central Military Commission|
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The Equipment Development Department of the Central Military Commission  (Chinese: 中央军委装备发展部) is the chief organ under the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China. It was founded on January 11, 2016 under Xi Jinping's military reforms. The Department continues to oversee and improve military technology. Gen. Zhang Youxia served as the first director. The current director is Li Shangfu.
In September 2018, following a purchase of aircraft and missile equipment from Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport, both the EDD and Li were sanctioned by the United States State Department per the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.
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