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  • The Real Stakes in the New Space Race

    "America is only dipping its toe into the pool of the future, while China is already swimming furiously away."Read the full article at: https://warontherocks.com/2019/08/the-real-stakes-in-the-new-space-race/
  • A Primer on PLA Aerospace Forces (2nd Ed.)

    CASI is pleased to announce the 2nd Edition of its "Primer on Trends in China’s Military Air, Space, and Missile Forces".  We have hard copies that we are happy to send you, and it is available online on our website here:CASI Primer 2nd Edition      The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) continues to develop rapidly across all aspects,
  • China's Aviation Industry: Lumbering Forward

    CASI is pleased to announce the publication of "China's Aviation Industry: Lumbering Forward".  We have hard copies available, or you can download it from hereChina's Aviation Industry: Lumbering Forward     As we move further into the era of 21st century great power competition, it is important to understand withwhom we are competing. This study
  • China and Russia historic flight

    Chinese and Russian bombers conducted a historic air patrol over the western Pacific.  The Russian Ministry of Defense issued a statement about the flight."On July 23, 2019, the Aerospace Force of Russia and the Air Force of the People’s Liberation Army of China conducted the first joint air patrol by long-range aircraft in the Asia-Pacific
  • This Chinese truck can launch a salvo of drones

    From C4ISRNET:What is most striking about modern warfare is the synthesis of technologies. A light truck for carrying troops is over a century old. Tube-launched artillery mounted on trucks was a stable of World War II. Explosive-tipped drones are a new variation on loitering munitions that have been around in some form since the 1980s. Combined,
  • PLAAF Maintenance issues

    This is just one example of the type of articles that CASI looks at every day.  Please let us know if you are interested in getting added to the research database list. Jin Liubiao (金柳标), an enlisted maintenance technician (机械员) of an Eastern TCAF Maintenance Group (东部战区航空兵某部机务大队), mentioned the unwritten rule for maintenance personnel:
  • China digs deeper to get to aero-engines

    The articles below highlight the continued growth of Chinese entrenchment in Ukraine’s Motor Sich and the historical & potential continued cooperation WRT the Russian Klimov VK-2500-01/02/03 turboshaft helicopter engine (which employs FADEC technology).---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Rotorcraft Asia
  • China and the US are locked in a crucial battle for space domination

    China's military ambitions hinge on controlling outer space. The US is worried.  Read the full article:https://www.wired.co.uk/article/china-america-space-race
  • Why Creating A Space Force Changes Nothing

    An interesting perspective on militarized space from Foreign Affairs:https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/space/2019-03-26/why-creating-space-force-changes-nothing
  • Selling a Maritime Air Force The PLAAF’s Campaign for a Bigger Maritime Role

    Download the full report at:/Portals/10/CASI/Books/CASI_Maritime CAF_Web Version.pdf?ver=2019-04-05-111717-100Inter-service rivalry is an ever-present condition for militaries around the world. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is no exception to this rule. Since the end of 2015, the PLA has been undergoing massive reforms, both in strategic
  • China Opens a New Page in Lunar Exploration

    On January 3 at 10:26 AM Beijing time, China’s Chang’e-4 (嫦娥四号) spacecraft, housing the 140 kilogram Yutu-2 (玉兔-2) rover, set down in the polar region on the far side of the Moon. This high-risk, challenging mission has never before been attempted by any space agency. The non-Earth facing side of the Moon has previously only been observed from
  • China Pushes for Primacy in Space

    China is poised to realize an ambitious mission to the far side of the moon, the most immediate of many planned milestones in its effort to challenge America's half-century-long supremacy in space.

  • Dr. Mulvaney discusses the missile balance in Asia

    On Wednesday, December 19, the Global Taiwan Institute held a public seminar titled “Comparative Missile Balance in East Asia.” Newspaper articles regularly feature articles about China’s Dong Feng missiles, Taiwan’s Hsiung Feng missiles, North Korea’s Taepodong, South Korea’s Haeseong, and US missiles such as THAAD or Aegis SM-3 deployed in the
  • CASI Hosts Adm (Ret) Locklear at China Town Hall

    CASI is pleased to announce former PACOM Commander, retired Admiral Samuel Locklear will be our local speaker on Tuesday, 9 Oct, at National Defense University in partnership with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations CHINA Town Hall with Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

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