The China North Industries Corporation, also known as Norinco, specializes in defense products, heavy-duty equipment, special chemicals and optoelectronic information technology. In particular, it is recognized as a world leader in high-tech defense products. This includes precision strike systems, long-range suppressions weapon systems, anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems. Norinco is also involved in domestic construction products. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Beijing, China.