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  • A look at China's most exciting hypersonic aerospace programs

    Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/chinas-hypersonic-technologyHypersonic technology has the potential to revolutionize both military and civilian aerospace, so it's no surprise that China is showing off its program.At the 21st International Space Plane and Hypersonic Systems and Technology in Xiamen—a global forum of scientists and
  • 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 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 China, and the PLA in specific, has invested significant time
  • 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 certainly important and merit study, one aspect that often is overlooked
  • CASI GS-12 Positions

    The GS-12 positions, both at AU at Maxwell AFB, and at NDU in D.C. are now open on USAJobs. They are open to the public, so please tell anyone and everyone you know who would be interested and a good fit for us: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/506361800
  • 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 Aitnin, Vice President of the PLA National Defense University.  lead the PLANDU strategy and command seminar delegation during its visit to the United States.MSgt Griffin and PLA NDU delegation
  • 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 competition; the Blue Shield (蓝 盾) exercise, which includes the Golden Shield (金盾)
  • 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 Base-Brigade structure for its fighter and ground attack aircraft. This
  • 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 is the Director of the China Aerospace Studies Institute.  Dr. Mulvaney served as a Marine for a quarter of a century, where he
  • CASI 2018 Conference

    CASI's mission is to advance understanding of China's aerospace forces in support of the Secretary, Chief of Staff, and other senior leaders of the U.S. Air Force (USAF). CASI provides a single point of contact for critical Mandarin language-capable, expert research and analysis supporting decision and policy makers in the Department of Defense and
  • CASI Quarterly update #1 for 2018

  • Dr. Mulvaney discussing modernization of the Chinese fleet

    Dr. Mulvaney discussing China's Naval Modernization on CGTN
  • CASI Director testimony to the USCC

    Click here to see the testimony of CASI's Director, Dr. Brendan S. Mulvaney, at the February 2018 hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
  • CASI 2017 Year End Update

    CASI 2017 Year End Update
  • PLA Naval Aviation Training and Operations

    This report examines the roles, missions and developments in training within the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) Naval Aviation branch.  Naval Aviation provides the PLAN with its own air capability independent of the PLA Air Force (PLAAF). Historically, Naval Aviation fighters have intercepted aircraft