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  • CASI Periodicals Project

    The Chinese Military Periodicals Database Consulting Project will leverage open source native language (simplified Mandarin Chinese) periodicals to catalog, research, and provide a better understanding of Chinese Aerospace activities.  This shall include, but is not limited to, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force (PLAAF), the PLA Navy
  • CASI 2017-18 Research Plan

    CASI's 2017-18 Research Agenda includes the following projects:1) How increased PRC air activities (primarily in the East China Sea) are impacting U.S., its allies, and partners.2) How / is the PRC using bombers for strategic messaging and/or deterrence. 3) What is the current state of, and near term future of, China's aerospace industrial base.
  • China is opening a new quantum research supercenter

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/chinas-launches-new-quantum-research-supercenterThe country wants to build a quantum computer with a million times the computing power of all others presently in the world.BNATIONAL LABORATORY FOR QUANTUM INFORMATION SCIENCESThe $10 billion National Laboratory for Quantum Information Sciences in
  • China plans to launch rockets into space from massive freighters and planes

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/chinese-space-rockets-launch-air-seaThe country wants to become a space superpower.LONG MARCH 11Thanks to its solid-fueled engine, the Long March 11 can be stored for a long time in a ready-to-fire mode.WeiboChina's land-based Long March space launch rockets have been the backbone of its space
  • China's showing off its new helicopters

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/latest-in-chinas-new-helicopter-plansA peek into the China Helicopter Expo.Z-10The Z-10, with colored smoke dispensers, makes a flyby during aerobatic maneuvers at the 4th China Helicopter Expo.WeChat, via by78At the 4th China Helicopter Exposition, an airshow in Tianjin, the nation flaunted its
  • China's stealth fighter may be getting a new engine

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-stealth-fighter-new-engineRelying on Russian engines has put China at the mercy of a single, foreign supplier. That could be changing.A FLIGHT SEEN AROUND THE WORLDTwo J-20s make the public debut of China's first stealth fighter, coming low over the Zhuhai runway.dafeng cao (@xinfengcao)With
  • China's looking to one-up Elon Musk's hyperloop

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-hyperloopIf created as proposed, T Flight will be faster, with more extensive routes.NO UPRIGHT POSITIONT-Flight's reclining seats would minimize drag by keeping the height (and hence cross section) of the capsule at a minimum.CASICHyperloops, the developing mode of transit that promises to
  • China's making major progress with its aircraft carrier tech

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-aircraft-carrier-technologySay hello to China's first catapult-equipped carrier.TYPE 002 CARRIERThis fan-made computer-generated image of the Type 002 by artist Nishikasaizoukan shows the craft's key features like catapults, J-15B fighters, and fixed-wing airborne early warning and control
  • Come see China's new hexacopters and self-detonating drones

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-new-drones-army-hexacoptersWhat the People's Liberation Army has up its sleeve.BCH-901This display at the Military Museum indicates that the 20-pound CH-901 drone, which can be used as a loitering munition, is in service with the People's Liberation Army (PLA). Behind it is a smaller recon
  • Meet KJ-600, the aircraft that could help China's navy rival America's

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/kj-600-china-planeThe airborne early warning and control plane fills a gap in China's arsenal.KJ-600The XAC KJ-600 AEW&C, when deployed on future, catapult equipped Chinese aircraft carriers, will enhance the combat effectiveness of Chinese fighters, and possibly the long-range fire of warships and
  • The PLAAF's First Steps Towards Becoming an Expeditionary Air Force

    In recent years, China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has developed nascent capabilities to carry out operations abroad. It has organized and put to use a long-distance strategic airlift unit capable of carrying out various non-war missions around Asia and as far as Africa. Fighter and other aircraft have built upon the experienced
  • AU hosts 2015 forum on PLAAF aerospace forces

    MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. --  Air University is hosting a forum Oct. 21 where China experts will give presentations on the current trends in China's aerospace forces, including the People's Liberation Army Air Forces. The forum is being presented by the China Aerospace Studies Institute and will be held at Squadron Officer College's Husband
  • American and Chinese aircraft could be flying 4,000 miles per hour by 2030

      Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/hypersonic-arms-race-china-united-statesHow China and the United States compare in the hypersonic arms raceTHE FUTURE?TRCC engines mean China could fly Mach 6 airplanes—like the one shown in this fan art—that could fly anywhere in the world in under three hours. It would mean speeds and altitudes
  • This new ramjet engine could triple the range of Chinese missiles

      Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/chinas-new-ramjet-engine-triple-range-missilesDeadly surprises for even the most modern stealth fighters.KILLS OF THE FUTUREThis 2014 computer-generated image shows a J-31 stealth fighter launching a long-range ramjet BVRAAM (beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile).lt.cdjby.net via errymathChina's
  • China just flew a 130-foot, solar-powered drone designed to stay in the air for months

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-solar-powered-droneThe CH-T4 has already set a national flight record.CH-T4While it has a wingspan of over 130 feet, the CH-T4 only weighs about 880 pounds—with payload.China DailyMeet China's huge solar-powered drone, a 130-foot-wide machine designed to fly at more than 65,000 feet, for days
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