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  • Competition with China: PLA Rocket Force

    Part of CASI's "Competition With China" video series which helps Airmen better understand the strategic competition with China broadly, and takes a deep look at many of the military and security aspects of that competition. CASI uses source documents to research and report on China’s aerospace

  • ITOW: PRC Anti-Espionage Law

    In Their Own Words: Translations from Chinese source documentsAnti-espionage Law of the People's Republic of ChinaThe “In Their Own Words” series is dedicated to translations of Chinese documents in order to help non-Mandarin speaking audiences access and understand Chinese thinking. CASI would like

  • CASI Webinar on the CCP 20th Party Congress

    Every 5 years, the Chinese Communist Party holds its national Congress. These are major events that shape leaders, plans, and policies. This webinar describes and analyzes the 20th Party Congress which took place in 2022. Opinions, conclusions, and recommendations expressed or implied within are

  • The PLA Hopes B-21 Will Follow in B-2’s Footsteps

    The B-21 was unveiled to the public on December 2, 2022. In the following two months several assessments of the B-21 were published in the media of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Almost all the articles avoided assessing the capabilities of the B-21

  • CASI Quarterly update #1 for 2023

    CASI Quarterly update#1 for 2023Friends of CASI,             CASI is super excited, and immensely proud, to announce that our very own MSgt Samantha Payne was selected as the Air University Senior NCO of the year! So it should be no surprise that she was also just selected for promotion to Senior

  • ITOW: Language Confrontation in Cognitive Domain Operations

         The “In Their Own Words” series is dedicated to translations of Chinese documents in order to help non-Mandarin speaking audiences access and understand Chinese thinking. CASI would like to thank all of those involved in this effort.     In the “In Their Own Words” series, CASI and its

  • CASI Director of Warfighter Engagement position open

    CASI is pleased to announce the inaugural opening of our Director of Warfighter EngagementThe primary purpose of this position is to serve as Director of Warfighter Engagement and Senior Research Manager for the China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI); support the vision of the CASI Director;

  • PRC Defense S&T Key Lab Directory

    The following directory is Part Two of The PRC State & Defense Laboratory System, a report released by the China Aerospace Studies Institute and BluePath Labs in April 2022. Part One of the report, entitled "The PRC State & Defense Laboratory System: An Overview", described the general structure and

  • PLA Air Force Expands Fourth-Generation Transition Training to Another Academy

    Late in December 2022 the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) indicated that the training of pilots transitioning from trainers to fourth-generation fighters has expanded to another of the PLA Air Force’s (PLAAF) flight academies. Consequently, two of the PLAAF’s three flight academies are now conducting

  • In Their Own Words: China's Aerospace Security Strategic Concept

    According to the idea of defining concepts, analyzing the situation, determining goals and achieving goals, this book involves the basic issues involved in China's aerospace security strategy, including the core concepts of the national aerospace security strategy, the strategic situation facing

  • How China Wins the Cognitive Domain

    The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) believes the cognitive domain is imperative to achieve victory in any conflict. While kinetic attacks have a specific physical target, in the cognitive domain the target is the mind. In conflict, great physical damage can be achieved, but if the adversary still has

  • CSAF Announces CASI Toolkit for China

    Leaders,Understanding China is the pacing challenge as articulated in the National Defense Strategy, we must accelerate learning across the Air Force to stay ahead of the pace.  To ensure all Airmen understand China, the Chinese Communist Party, and the People's Liberation Army, their organization,

  • An Exploratory Analysis of the Chinese Hypersonics Research Landscape

    According to reports, China conducted tests of hypersonic glide vehicles in July and August 2021, which Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley described as “concerning.”1 China’s hypersonic weapons program has drawn significant global attention and research interests in recent years.

  • CASI Webinar on the CCP's 20th Party Congress

    CASI will hold its next Webinar on Wednesday, 7 Dec, at 13:00 Eastern Time via ZOOMGov. This iteration will be an in-depth look at the recent 20th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.  

  • The Centralization of the PLA Air Force’s Basic and Technical Training

    Initial entry training is a major undertaking for any armed force, but China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force (PLAAF) faces a unique set of challenges based on its enlisted force’s large size, relatively short service commitments, and high proportion of technical requirements. Although the