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China’s Air Force Preparing for Contingencies in the Skies Over Ladakh

     Although current clashes along the Line of Actual Control between India and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are contained to hand-to-hand fighting as...

China Achieves Full Global Satellite Coverage

On 23 June 2020, China launched the final satellite from its Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) to be part of the BeiDou-3 constellation. The liftoff took...

Chinese Aerospace Along the Belt and Road

One of Xi Jinping’s global projects to make the China Dream a reality is the “一带一路/ One-Belt One-Road” project, since rebranded in English as the Belt and Road...

China's Military-Civil Fusion Strategy

     Military-Civil Fusion (MCF), this term seems like a counterpart to the American term civil-military integration (CMI), but in reality it is far deeper and...

"Private" Chinese Aerospace Defense Companies

     As the United States continues it shift away from the Post 9-11 era toward the era of Great Power Strategic Competition, it is...

Chinese Aerospace Along the Belt and Road

     One of Xi Jinping’s global projects to make the China Dream a reality is the “一带一路/ One-Belt One-Road” project, since rebranded in English as the Belt and...

The People’s Liberation Army’s Academic Institutions

The basis for any military is education and training. Without this foundation, we would just be armed groups of men, marauding our local areas. Education and...

The PLA Navy’s ZHANLAN Training Series: Supporting Offensive Strike on the High Seas

In early 2020, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) conducted the fifth iteration of its “ZHANLAN” far seas training series (Ministry...

China's Aeroengine Industry

     As we move further into the era of 21st century great power competition, it is important to understand with whom we are competing. This report is our...

New Curriculum Improves Combat Readiness of Navy’s Rotary-Wing Units

New Curriculum Improves Combat Readiness of Navy’s Rotary-Wing Units A cadet at the Naval Aviation University conducts a "solo" ship landing. Image Source:...

Parsing Chinese Perspectives on the U.S. Space Force

On 20 December 2019, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2020 and established a sixth branch of the armed...

Overview of the PLA Air Force’s Integrated Air & Space Strategy

This paper examines the “integrated air and space capability” 1 (kongtian yiti / 空天一体) component of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force’s (PLAAF) first...

"The Qingdao" Commissioning of China’s First Domestic Aircraft Carrier

Figure 1: Xi Jinping inspects CV-17 Shandong. Credit: XinhuaThe People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) commissioned its first domestically built aircraft carrier,...

"Flying Twice" No More: Assessing the Aerospace Component of the PLA Military Parade

When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was planning for the military parade at the founding ceremony of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in October...

Beijing ups pressure on domestic airlines to buy China-made jets

GUANGZHOU -- China's government is increasing the pressure on domestic airlines to use more jets developed and manufactured in the country, a push that could...

The Real Stakes in the New Space Race

"America is only dipping its toe into the pool of the future, while China is already swimming furiously away."Read the full article...

China's Aviation Industry: Lumbering Forward

CASI is pleased to announce the publication of "China's Aviation Industry: Lumbering Forward".  We have hard copies available, or you can download it from...

China and Russia historic flight

Chinese and Russian bombers conducted a historic air patrol over the western Pacific.  The Russian Ministry of Defense issued a statement about the flight."On...

This Chinese truck can launch a salvo of drones

From C4ISRNET:What is most striking about modern warfare is the synthesis of technologies. A light truck for carrying troops is over a century old....

PLAAF Maintenance issues

This is just one example of the type of articles that CASI looks at every day.  Please let us know if you are interested in getting added to the research...

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