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  • 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
  • China's latest quantum radar could help detect stealth planes, missiles

      Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-quantum-radar-detects-stealth-planes-missilesNext Stop StratosphereQUANTUM COMPUTINGThe Shanghai based Institute for Quantum Information and Quantum Technology Innovation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences unveiled this quantum computing device in May 2017.China NewsOn June 22, China
  • China's hypersonic military projects include spaceplanes and rail guns

      Full report and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/chinas-hypersonic-work-speeds-upThe nation is focusing its research and development on tech that moves faster than the speed of sound.TENGYUNThe Tengyun spaceplane, first flight scheduled around 2020, will benefit from Chinese research into high-strength fuselage materials, as well as increased
  • China teases its new stealth bomber

     Full report and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/chinas-new-bomber-reveal Big NewsH-20Keeping in mind that the video image could very well bear little or no resemblance to the actual bomber, the bomber appears to be a large, cranked flying wing.Xian Aircraft CorporationAVIC, the Chinese conglomerate, teased audiences worldwide with the first
  • CASI meets with PLA NDU

    CASI Staff participated in the annual exchange between the U.S. National Defense University and the PLA National Defense University.  Lt.General ZHOU Aimin, Vice President of the PLA National Defense University, led the PLANDU strategy and command seminar delegation during its visit to the United States.MSgt Griffin and PLA NDU delegation members 
  • PLA Air Force's Four "Key Training Brands"

    PLA Air Force's Four "Key Training Brands" The PLAAF’s desire to advance its strategic transformation through qualitative changes is evidenced by its development of what it calls the “four key training brands” (四大品牌). These include: the Golden Helmet (金头盔) military competition; the Golden Dart (金飞镖) military
  • Brigadization of the PLA Air Force

    Brigadization of the PLA Air Force In 2016, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) began to implement its 11th large-scale reorganization, including a 300,000-man force reduction. One key component of the reorganization was the PLA Air Force’s (PLAAF) shift away from its traditional Division-Regiment system to a
  • Here's China's plan to compete with SpaceX and Blue Origin

     Full report and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/chinas-2020-plan-for-reusable-space-launchPrivate companies want to launch reusable space rockets in 2020.LONG MARCH 8The Long March 8, scheduled to start flying in 2020, has a completely reusable first stage, with powered descent for the core, and parachutes for the boosters.Sina Weibo/
  • China Aerospace Studies Institute Staff

    The primary location for CASI is Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL. with an operating location also at National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.. Brendan Mulvaney Brendan Mulvaney is the Director of the China Aerospace Studies Institute.  Dr. Mulvaney served as a Marine for a quarter of a
  • China's opening a factory to build engines for hypersonic missiles and spaceplanes

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/chinas-hypersonic-engine-factoryReconnaissance and strike capabilities of aircrafts with these engines could upend air combat and strategies around the world.I PLANEThe hypersonic I Plane has a unique biplane configuration to increase its payload and reduce drag.China Science PressThe Institute of
  • China has big plans for a modern bomber

    Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/explaining-chinas-big-bomber-plansThe H-20 is China's future stealth bomber.H-6KThe H-6K—a modernized version of a 60-year-old Soviet design—is the only mass-produced bomber in the world today.XinhuaChina's defense industry has been rapidly modernizing, though a few key gaps still lie between the
  • China is building drone planes for its aircraft carriers

     Full report and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-drone-planes-aircraft-carrierThey're robotics wingmen for China's carrier pilots.TYPE 003This display at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution (China's official military museum) in 2016 shows a nuclear-powered carrier with stealthy unmanned combat aerial vehicles.Oedo
  • A look at China's most exciting hypersonic aerospace programs

    Hypersonic technology has the potential to revolutionize both military and civilian aerospace, so it's no surprise that China is showing off its program.At the 21st International Space Plane and Hypersonic Systems and Technology in Xiamen—a global forum of scientists and engineers researching hypersonic concepts and technologies—Chinese scientists
  • CASI 2018 Conference

    CASI's mission is to advance understanding of China's aerospace forces in support of the Secretary, Chief of Staff, and other senior leaders of the U.S. Air Force (USAF). CASI provides a single point of contact for critical Mandarin language-capable, expert research and analysis supporting decision and policy makers in the Department of Defense and
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