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  • CASI Hosts Adm (Ret) Locklear at China Town Hall

    CASI is pleased to announce former PACOM Commander, retired Admiral Samuel Locklear will be our local speaker on Tuesday, 9 Oct, at National Defense University in partnership with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations CHINA Town Hall with Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

  • Ensuring Japan's Future Air Security

    This study is intended to examine the state of the air security situation around Japan and analyze the country’s preparations for its future air defense in response to emerging threats. The report focuses particularly on scrambles, known as air policing, which are conducted by fighter aircraft in peacetime and gray-zone situations. Recently, the number of scrambles conducted by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) has been rapidly increasing, mainly because of China’s coercive efforts to change the territorial and sovereign status quo. 

  • CASI GS-12 positions 13 Aug update

    We just got word they are going to 're-announce' the GS-12 jobs. I suspect this is to remove the requirement for simultaneous translation (which we don't do) from the job. Please keep an eye out for the new announcement, YOU MUST RE-APPLY to be considered. Here is a copy of the email that OPM sent out.Position: Language Specialist, GS - 1040 -
  • The PLA’s Unmanned Aerial Systems New Capabilities for a “New Era” of Chinese Military Power

    The PLA's Unmanned Aerial Systems The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) continues to work diligently on all aspects of their aerospace forces. This includes areas not only of traditional aircraft, but also in more modern, and some cutting edge, technologies. The UAV is one area in which the People’s Republic of
  • Understanding the "People" of the People's Liberation Army

    Understanding the "People" of the PLA As the People’s Liberation Army PLA continues to undergo a wide range of institutional and equipment changes, it garners much attention from think tanks, academics, and other militaries from around the world.  While the organizational and technological changes of the PLA are
  • PLA as Org v2.0

    The PLA as Organization v2.0 This book is the product of a conference, held in October 2000, that brought together many of the nation’s top experts to evaluate issues of structure and process in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The editors believe that fundamental knowledge about the PLA can be ascertained from the
  • China's super-sized space plans may involve help from Russia

     Full report and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-russia-space-rocketLong March 9LONG MARCH 9The Long March 9, when it flies around 2030, will be one of the world's largest space rockets, aimed at lunar and Martian missions.CCTV 1China recently provided the clearest look yet at one of the world's largest space rockets, the 4,000 ton Long
  • China's latest quantum radar could help detect stealth planes, missiles

      Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-quantum-radar-detects-stealth-planes-missilesNext Stop StratosphereQUANTUM COMPUTINGThe Shanghai based Institute for Quantum Information and Quantum Technology Innovation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences unveiled this quantum computing device in May 2017.China NewsOn June 22, China
  • China's hypersonic military projects include spaceplanes and rail guns

      Full report and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/chinas-hypersonic-work-speeds-upThe nation is focusing its research and development on tech that moves faster than the speed of sound.TENGYUNThe Tengyun spaceplane, first flight scheduled around 2020, will benefit from Chinese research into high-strength fuselage materials, as well as increased
  • China teases its new stealth bomber

     Full report and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/chinas-new-bomber-reveal Big NewsH-20Keeping in mind that the video image could very well bear little or no resemblance to the actual bomber, the bomber appears to be a large, cranked flying wing.Xian Aircraft CorporationAVIC, the Chinese conglomerate, teased audiences worldwide with the first
  • CASI meets with PLA NDU

    CASI Staff participated in the annual exchange between the U.S. National Defense University and the PLA National Defense University.  Lt.General ZHOU Aimin, Vice President of the PLA National Defense University, led the PLANDU strategy and command seminar delegation during its visit to the United States.MSgt Griffin and PLA NDU delegation members 
  • PLA Air Force's Four "Key Training Brands"

    PLA Air Force's Four "Key Training Brands" The PLAAF’s desire to advance its strategic transformation through qualitative changes is evidenced by its development of what it calls the “four key training brands” (四大品牌). These include: the Golden Helmet (金头盔) military competition; the Golden Dart (金飞镖) military
  • Brigadization of the PLA Air Force

    Brigadization of the PLA Air Force In 2016, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) began to implement its 11th large-scale reorganization, including a 300,000-man force reduction. One key component of the reorganization was the PLA Air Force’s (PLAAF) shift away from its traditional Division-Regiment system to a
  • Here's China's plan to compete with SpaceX and Blue Origin

     Full report and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/chinas-2020-plan-for-reusable-space-launchPrivate companies want to launch reusable space rockets in 2020.LONG MARCH 8The Long March 8, scheduled to start flying in 2020, has a completely reusable first stage, with powered descent for the core, and parachutes for the boosters.Sina Weibo/
  • China Aerospace Studies Institute Staff

    The primary location for CASI is Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL. with an operating location also at National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.. Brendan Mulvaney Brendan Mulvaney is the Director of the China Aerospace Studies Institute.  Dr. Mulvaney served as a Marine for a quarter of a
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