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  • Commentary on ADIZ issues and the PRC

    Dr. Mulvaney discusses increased flight activity by the PLA in the Taiwan ADIZ and in the South China Sea at the Habibie Center's Talking ASEAN Webinar on "Air Force Intrusions in the Indo-Pacific Airspace: Impacts on Regional Peace and Stability from ASEAN Perspective"A big thank you to Ken Allen

  • PLA Rocket Force Organization- Executive Summary

    While recent scholarship has gone a long way toward demystifying China’s missile force, it remains in many ways a poorly understood phenomenon, with an unusually high degree of censorship even by the already strict standards of the PLA. The following is a brief executive summary of a much longer

  • Competition with China: PLA Command and Control

    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

  • Females in the PLA Air Force

    This report discusses the past and present role of females in the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force (PLAAF) to include officers, enlisted personnel, civilian cadre, and civilian personnel. Historically, females in the PLAAF served in two primary roles:

  • PLA Media’s First Reporting on Rapid Dragon

    On 2 November 2021 the media of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) published its first report concerning Rapid Dragon, the U.S. Air Force’s program to develop palletized munitions that can be airdropped from transport aircraft. The report likely indicates that the PLA negatively assesses the

  • Competition With China: PLA Overall Organization and Personnel

    This is the second in CASI's "Competition With China" video series.  This new video series 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

  • PLA Air Force Shifts Transition Training to the Schoolhouse

    On October 4 and 5, 2021, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) reported that the PLA Air Force (PLAAF) has begun experimenting with training a brigade of new pilots to fly the J-10, a fourth-generation fighter, at the Shijiazhuang Flight Academy, one of its three flight academies. In the

  • In Their Own Words- Services and Arms Application in Joint Operations

    Service and Arms Application in Joint Operations is one of the special series of reference texts written under the PLA Joint Operations Command Talent Cultivation Project of the former Shenyang Military Area Command. It discusses the roles and methods of all Services in integrated joint operations

  • 2021 CASI CHINA Town Hall with former DASD Chad Sbragia

    The China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) joined NCUSCR's Nationwide Live Event on China on Tues 19 October with its local portion via webinar with former DASD Sbragia.     LtCol (Ret) Chad Sbragia served as the inaugural Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for China until 2021. In this

  • ITOW: Xi calls for breaking new ground in weaponry, equipment development

    The CCP are good communists, which means they are good planners.  They have a plan, they propagate the plan, and they execute against that plan.  We just need to listen to what they are saying.  Here is an excerpt from Xinhua where General Secretary Xi Jinping lays out part of that planXi Jinping,

  • ITOW: PLA Terms and Concepts: Training, Exercises, & Education

    One of the most difficult aspects of any study on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is deciding on the best method to translate key PLA terms and concepts so that they make sense in a U.S. military context. Unfortunately, most Chinese military dictionaries and encyclopedias provide only a direct

  • CASI webinar on PRC Counter-Space

    CASI hosted a webinar that looked at China's Counter-Space capabilities, plans, thinking, etc. with Brian Weeden, Christopher Stone, and Todd Harrison.  You can watch the video at: https://tinyurl.com/CASI-Webinar-PRC-Counter-Space

  • In Their Own Words: Lectures on Joint Campaign Information Operations

    Written by the PRC’s National Defense University (NDU) faculty, with assistance from the General Staff Operations Department and the Academy of Military Sciences, this text contains instructional material for NDU Commander’s Course, Staff Officer, and PLA-wide Information Operations Advanced Studies

  • CASI Webinar on PRC Space Issues

    The China Aerospace Studies Institute hosted a webinar focused on Space issues and the People's Republic of China featuring Kevin Pollpeter and Kristin Burke.Click here to watch the video: tinyurl.com/CASI-Webinar-PRC-Space210811

  • The U.S., China, and Artificial Intelligence Competition Factors

         As technology continues to progress rapidly, so does its impact on modern warfare. As the world moves deeper into the era of great power competition, this becomes an even more important area to watch. The United States and China are both pursuing high technology very rapidly and with

  • China and Artificial Intelligence

    CASI hosted an expert panel looking at Artificial Intelligence (AI) in China.  You can watch the 90 minute webinar at: Tinyurl.com/CASI-Webinar-AI

  • Assessment of the PLA’s 3-Star Promotions in September 2021

    On 6 September 2021, Xi Jinping, Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party Central Military Commission (CMC), presided over the promotion of two Army lieutenant generals, one Navy vice admiral, and two Air Force lieutenant generals to full general/admiral (3-stars), the highest rank in the People’s