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  • 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.

  • Ensuring Japan's Future Air Security

    This study is intended to examine the state of the air security situation around Japan and analyze the country’s preparations for its future air defense in response to emerging threats. The report focuses particularly on scrambles, known as air policing, which are conducted by fighter aircraft in peacetime and gray-zone situations. Recently, the number of scrambles conducted by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) has been rapidly increasing, mainly because of China’s coercive efforts to change the territorial and sovereign status quo. 

  • CASI GS-12 positions 13 Aug update

    We just got word they are going to 're-announce' the GS-12 jobs. I suspect this is to remove the requirement for simultaneous translation (which we don't do) from the job. Please keep an eye out for the new announcement, YOU MUST RE-APPLY to be considered. Here is a copy of the email that OPM sent out.Position: Language Specialist, GS - 1040 -
  • The PLA’s Unmanned Aerial Systems New Capabilities for a “New Era” of Chinese Military Power

    The PLA's Unmanned Aerial Systems The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) continues to work diligently on all aspects of their aerospace forces. This includes areas not only of traditional aircraft, but also in more modern, and some cutting edge, technologies. The UAV is one area in which the People’s Republic of
  • Understanding the "People" of the People's Liberation Army

    Understanding the "People" of the PLA As the People’s Liberation Army PLA continues to undergo a wide range of institutional and equipment changes, it garners much attention from think tanks, academics, and other militaries from around the world.  While the organizational and technological changes of the PLA are
  • PLA as Org v2.0

    The PLA as Organization v2.0 This book is the product of a conference, held in October 2000, that brought together many of the nation’s top experts to evaluate issues of structure and process in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The editors believe that fundamental knowledge about the PLA can be ascertained from the
  • China's super-sized space plans may involve help from Russia

     Full report and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-russia-space-rocketLong March 9LONG MARCH 9The Long March 9, when it flies around 2030, will be one of the world's largest space rockets, aimed at lunar and Martian missions.CCTV 1China recently provided the clearest look yet at one of the world's largest space rockets, the 4,000 ton Long
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