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  • China's new drone company is building a UAV with a 20-ton payload

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/chinas-new-drone-company-has-big-plansThat's akin to a medium-sized manned cargo plane.BTB-001This twin-engine, dual-tail MALE (medium altitude, long endurance) attack drone will be able to carry about a ton of payload.WeChat, via by78China's drone newcomer Tengoen Technology (also spelled Tengdun)
  • China is making 1,000-UAV drone swarms now

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-drone-swarmsThese autonomous swarms can make decisions on how and when to repair themselves.1,180 POINTS OF LIGHTEhang's thousand-strong quadcopter swarm acted as a giant airborne LED screen to display images, like this picture of China.CCTV+At the close of the Global Fortune Forum in
  • CASI 2017 Year End Update

    CASI 2017 Year End Update
  • Armed police to be commanded by CPC Central Committee, CMC

    BEIJING, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- China's armed police will be under the command of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Central Military Commission (CMC) from Jan. 1, 2018, said the CPC Central Committee on Wednesday.The armed police will be a division under the CMC only and will no longer be listed under the State Council,
  • Advanced weaponry, training boost specialized unit's combat readiness

    The People's Liberation Army Rocket Force has become more versatile as its missiles have become "smaller, more powerful and more accurate", the force said recently.In the past, missile launches were carried out by top soldiers handpicked from a whole brigade, but now any launch team randomly drawn can carry out a mission.All of the Rocket Force's
  • Chinese military activity near Taiwan no longer to be reported

    Taipei, Dec. 21 (CNA) The Ministry of National Defense (MND) will no longer issue reports on movements of Chinese military aircraft or naval vessels near Taiwan unless something unusual occurs, Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) saidThursday.The decision was made because the ministry will not dance to China's tune as it tries to use
  • PLA Naval Aviation Training and Operations

    This report examines the roles, missions and developments in training within the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) Naval Aviation branch.  Naval Aviation provides the PLAN with its own air capability independent of the PLA Air Force (PLAAF). Historically, Naval Aviation fighters have intercepted aircraft
  • China could become a major space power by 2050

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-space-power-plansPlans include launches, robotic moon bases, and interplanetary manned missions.SPACEPLANEThe China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation notes that its single-stage-to-orbit hypersonic spaceplane will be ready for service by 2030.CASICLast week, President Trump signed a
  • PLAAF Operations Over Water

    Full Report Available- Click Here        As China’s national interests grow globally and the Chinese government seeks to enforce its territorial claims in Asia, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is increasingly called upon to secure and protect these interests. Overwhelmingly, these interests either reside in or rely on the maritime domain. The
  • Battlefield Singularity: Artificial Intelligence, Military Revolution, and China's Future Military Power

    The full report is available from CNAS Although technological advantage has been a key pillar of U.S. military power and national competitiveness, China is starting to catch up in its quest to become a “science and technology superpower” (科技强国). While the U.S. military possessed an early edge in technologies critical to information-age warfare,
  • The Chinese Air Force’s First Steps Toward Becoming an Expeditionary Air Force

    Click here for the full reportIn recent years, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has directed the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to develop capabilities to protect China’s interests abroad—both regionally and globally. The PLA Air Force (PLAAF) has made incremental progress in its ability to carry out overseas operations, including organizing and
  • The Creation of the PLA Strategic Support Force and Its Implications for Chinese Military Space Operations

    This report explores the missions and organization of China’s military space enterprise. It focuses on the organizational structure of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Strategic Support Force (SSF). Created on December 31, 2015, as part of a major reorganization of China’s military, the SSF is charged with developing and employing most of the