Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Companies of a certain type of aircraft landing gear to achieve the first aircraft delivery



J-13 J-13 (J-15?) is the first generation of Chinese shipborne fighter aircraft being developed by both 601 Institute and SAC for PLAN's first aircraft carrier. It was speculated originally that the aircraft would be based on J-11B (as J-11BJ, see above). However recent evidence suggested that J-13 is very likely to be a new semi-stealth design. The twin-engine heavy fighter design might have benefited from a similar but more advanced stealth design developed between 1990 and 2000 by SAC/601 Institute to compete for the J-14 project (see below). It might also have benefited from the development of J-11B, such as similar radar and electronic systems as well as the improved WS-10A turbofan engine. Some key shipborne aircraft technologies such as landing/navigational systems are believed to be based on Russian Su-33 and were bought from Russia and Ukraine. Overall J-13 is believed to be in the same class of American F/A-18E. Some parts of J-13 such as landing gear have already been manufactured. The first prototype is projected to fly within 2-4 years.

12 月18日,某型飞机起落架交付仪式在中航起燎原分公司隆重举行,比预期时间提前十八天。集团公司、总装、×装等有关方面领导出席交付仪式。当鲜红的幕布徐 徐揭开,厂房里顿时响起了热烈的掌声,礼花绽放,鞭炮齐鸣。这标志着公司某型飞机起落架研制工作取得突破性进展,起落架研制水平迈上新台阶。
中航工业集团和军方在贺信中说,欣悉你们克服地震灾害带来的不利影响,顽强拼搏,攻克了新材料加工种种技术难关,在兄弟单位的全力配合下,实 现了某型飞机起落架的提前交付,这是该型机研制中的一件大事,谨向你们致以衷心祝贺。某型机是部队和集团领导首要关心的项目,你们承担的起落架研制任务是 该型机研制的一个关键所在,首架份起落架的交付为该项目奠定了坚实的基础。希望你们认真总结前期经验,再接再厉,团结协作,再创佳绩,确保后续研制按时优 质交付。
今年2月初研制工作全面启动以来,公司全体干部职工在300多个日日夜夜里,克服了难以想象的困难,日夜兼程攻克各种研制难关。特别是 5.12特大地震给汉中生产基地处于攻坚阶段的研制带来了极大影响,但广大干部职工并没有被困难吓倒,积极开展生产自救,迅速组织恢复生活生产设施。为把 地震对研制的影响降到最低,在酷暑季节,公司实行关键岗位三班倒生产,全体职工7天工作制,全力赶抢研制进度。通过广大干部职工的奋力拼搏,凝聚着各参研 单位、参研人员智慧和心血的某型飞机起落架终于实现首架交付。
“成绩来之不易,新型起落架研制难度大,该厂干部职工在研制困难多、经费紧张的情况下,顶着巨大的压力胜利完成了任务,打了一个漂亮仗”。 “埋头苦干是取得成果的保障,中航起公司‘既然承诺了,就要干好它’的精神要发扬”。“中航起人兑现了当初的承诺,起落架研制不容易,中航起人创造了一个 奇迹,过去你们发扬敢于拼搏的精神创造了一个个奇迹,今天你们又开创了一个新局面,希望公司再接再厉,乘胜前进”……。这是各方参会领导对公司最大的褒扬 和鞭策。

china threat aircraft carriers

China warships on anti-pirate mission

Saturday, December 20, 2008

china invasion plans on Vietnam ?????

Translation: Chinese » English

Vietnam and Southeast Asia since ancient times been China's traditional sphere of influence. China and Vietnam in the history of most of the time is a friendly neighbor. However, since the 1970s, due to China's national strength is weak and gradually lost control over the region. Vietnam has Southeast Asia to take this opportunity to occupy our country and even eating into the territory to such an extent that the two countries thoroughly enemies, went to war. China is now Vietnam's territorial security of the most important threat to impede the re-emergence of China's biggest obstacle. On the other hand, Vietnam is also the entire South-East Asia Center for Strategic and hub. To regain control of South-East Asia is necessary to conquer Vietnam. Vietnam to conquer is the first step in the expansion of south China and most important step.

Vietnam is Southeast Asia's strongest military power, also has a wealth of experience in war and in particular the military power of combat experience, so, no matter from which side, Vietnam is a hard nut to crack. In accordance with Chairman Mao's words, we have strategically contempt for opponents, but in the tactical importance to opponents. Therefore, the Vietnamese military operations must have a thorough scientific and operational plans.

Vietnam's terrain is extremely special, put it in simple language is like the analogy of the plate lying in the Indo-China at the eastern end of a strange Hydrus, and what a narrow strip of North and South, between North and South length of 1600 km, and things narrowest point is only 50 km . Vietnam low-lying West High East, for three-quarters of the territory of the mountain and plateau. North Vietnam by cutting deep into the mountains parallel, 1500-300 meters above sea level. Platform and is in the southern highlands, 500-1500 meters above sea level. Many mountain streams, river bed between the larger, fast-flowing, flooding rivers during the rainy season, tropical jungle covering the entire territory of the area by 40%. Therefore, most of Vietnam's regional operations are not suitable for large-scale mechanization. According to the U.S. in the Vietnam War and the failure of the lessons we have more to the war in self-defense to counter the successful experience of the use of mountain troops and helicopter gunships carried out is a mountainous jungle warfare and the best way to fight. As long as we can break through in Vietnam's northern mountainous area of defense, once the Red River Plain, armored troops will be able to play a great power skelter. However, from time to fight back in self-defense in times of war veteran offensive line into the armored forces, has proved to be unsuccessful. Well, the other can only open up a new battlefield. Quickly and effectively focus on the large-scale armored forces, enemy of the Center for the implementation of the hinterland of the devastating surprise is the key to the ground.

How to Vietnam this uniform Hydra depends largely on how quickly it cut off the snake-heads. There is a saying in China, the snake fight Qicun, Qicun the location of the snake is the Gate of Life. We note that in coastal areas in central Vietnam's Thanh Hoa told a local, here are just plain of the southern tip of the Red River, another Vietnam Song Ma river to the sea. Thanh Hoa from the south, things suddenly narrowed terrain, which form a snake-like neck of the terrain, the whole Vietnam is separated into two different parts of North and South. Vietnam to connect the two ends of the main north-south railway and highway arteries by Thanh Hoa to the south only to a narrow channel out of an extension of its geographical location and our strategic Pore Jinzhou very similar. Thanh Hoa is therefore worthy of the name of the control of the northern part of Vietnam's throat snakeheads. This is equivalent to the throat strangled strangled the snakes Qicun.

At the same time, low-lying area of Thanh Hoa is open flat alluvial plain type, is ideal for large-scale amphibious landing. If the amphibious landing approach can be a large number of armored troops into battle quickly. In this way, a tank landing will be able to avoid the mountains and plains to make full use of the terrain to the advantage of the rapid advance Hanoi. In Thanh Hoa landing operations smoothly, the entire battlefield situation will be fundamental change. Vietnam army so that the speedy resolution of the issue possible. That being the case, such a good amphibious landing conditions, the United States then why not use it. This is mainly because China during the Vietnam War when the United States that a warning: "The ban on crossing the 17 degrees north latitude line" that the United States during the Korean War has been lingering fear of failure. Therefore, China's warning played a role in deterrence, until the end of the war, the United States dare not deviate from them, and Thanh Hoa in the area 20 degrees north latitude line in the vicinity. United States 17 times dared not cross the line in Thanh Hoa is clear that there will be no landing of any significance.

Comprehensive range of the above considerations, are following the development of the more offensive operations plan:

First, the deployment of troops. Vietnam decided to adopt a three-way battle spot, encircled the heart of the tactics and the implementation of the South after the North's first strategic policy. Accordingly, the intention to attack troops into the north, east and south of the three battle groups.

Yunnan, to the 14th army group to group to attack the North as the main task at the same time, in order to adapt to the war in the early needs of mountain operations, the 13th army deployed an army mountain brigades and one aviation brigade transport to the strengthening of the 14th Group Army. Yunnan direction of the total strength of 60,000 people.

Guangxi, to the 42nd Army group hosted the Group of offensive tasks of the 41st Armored Brigade and a group of a mission to strengthen the army to the army 42. Air Force in the second division in charge of the Eastern Group of air support. Guangxi direction of the total strength of 100,000 people.

Southern Group of land and sea landing direction to the Marine Corps and two brigades of the army as the first group of the main tasks of the attack, Army 54 127 army mechanized division as a second echelon, as Hanoi's offensive leader of the main armored assault. At the same time, the South China Sea Fleet Naval Air Force and the main force responsible for the theater of the landing force of delivery and air cover support. Air Force is responsible for the entire ninth division in central Vietnam's air space and fire suppression in depth. South of the Group's total strength of 150,000, of whom 100,000 people visit the troops.

Jinan Military Region, the 24th Group Army and the 15th Airborne Army of the total reserve.

At this point, our army's total strength of the war 520,000 people (excluding the Strategic Air Force and Second Artillery), 310,000 front-line combat units. Is expected to main battle tanks into 1200, 3000 armored combat vehicles, combat aircraft of various types 3200.

Second, the implementation of operations. Time is expected to battle for 31 days.

(A), the strategy to combat stage.

On the first day the war started, I started the second enemy artillery throughout 300 important political and military targets in the first round of missile attacks. To the territory of the enemy fired 500 short-range tactical missiles and 100 medium-range tactical missiles, the navy fired to the enemy's 200 land-based sea-based cruise missiles and 100 cruise missiles. Electromagnetic forces the enemy command centers, communications stations and Leida Ji, the implementation of strong electromagnetic interference. Strategic bombers focused on the enemy territory of large-scale power plants and industrial infrastructure of strategic bombing.

The next day, air force and naval air force carried out 1,000 sorties against the enemy aircraft to carry out important military targets in the second round of precision strike, the first day of missile attacks and the effect of evaluation. The second enemy artillery continued to launch 300 tactical missiles.

On the third day, the air force and naval air force carried out 1,500 sorties against the enemy aircraft to carry out important military targets in the air raid on a larger scale. And to eliminate the remaining Vietnamese naval and air forces. Navy continued to launch 100 cruise missiles, land-based, fixed-point destroyed.

(C), stage combat tactics.

On the fourth day, the air force and naval air force planes carried out 1,000 sorties against the enemy of the main targets in the third round of military strike at the same time, the army attacked the group to use long-range rockets and the enemy face-to-face large-caliber artillery fire covered an important objective of the implementation of a surprise attack. In the South China Sea Fleet of the completion of all the waters of the Beibu Gulf in the South China Sea and the southern tip of the route blockade. In the East China Sea Fleet around the periphery of the implementation of long-range warning.

On the fifth day, the air force and naval air force planes carried out 500 sorties on the direction of the main assault on the enemy's important to focus on military targets in the precision bombing. Further destruction of the enemy's ability to fight back and force on the ground. Army attack helicopters on the ground with artillery fire against the enemy targets deep extension of the raid. At the same time, the location of the attack force into the attack, landing the Group of 10 large landing ship transport, and 100 medium-sized transport landing man-of-war has finished loading from the naval port of departure. Air Force and Navy attack submarines to provide the entire air space and sea-wide under the escort of landing.

(D), the ground combat phase.

Sixth day of the early morning of the attacks on troops in the final hour to prepare fire, and then from the north, east, south, the direction of the three fast forward to the attacks on the territory of Vietnam. North East Group and the Group of the offensive line is still in use 79 years of Vietnam war-time use of self-defense line, landing the first Group of South echelon of the two Marine Corps brigade, and Jing Jia Le from the field to open up areas of the two sides move closer to the landing field and .

Seventh, eighth beachheads in the consolidation of the landing force, the first group landed one after another to expand the main landing field. And a mission to the south, troops rushed forward based on favorable terrain blocking rush to the rescue of the north Vietnamese.

Di Jiuri, Di Shiri, the first main group captured in the northern Thanh Hoa cut off the main newspaper with the forces of the South, Hanoi's strategy for the completion of the siege. At the same time, troops captured a division altar justice and the topography and the coastline to the south rely on defense, blocking the Beiyuan Vietnamese troops.

Dishiyiri, North and East of the Group of the Group were to attack troops break through Yen Bai and Lang Son. Hanoi attack on the formation of the force. 127 54th Army Group Army mechanized division after landing.

Dishierri, 127 Dishisanri division to the Hanoi high-speed into the occupation and Ninh Binh. In this way, I North, East, South, the three battle groups raids were intended to promote the area, completed the siege of Hanoi.

Dishisiri, the fifteenth, the same troops on standby a rest, the consolidation of the region has been occupied. I long-range artillery and air force started to Hanoi for the former general offensive firepower to combat ready. At the same time, one after another into the 24th Group Army of Vietnam battlefield.

Dishiliuri, the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi's mounted. Is expected to be completed three days of the occupation of Hanoi.

Dishijiuri, Diershiri the troops two days rest.

第二十一日, I put a new group of the 24th and the beginning of the first main group of South Vietnam's battle.

On the 31st to occupy the whole territory of Vietnam.

The plan of operations for a few:

First, why only 5 days of air strikes on ground troops into. 1991 Gulf War, the United States has a large number of precision-guided weapons and the absolute air and sea superiority, still had a month-long preparations for air strikes before entering the ground. We have fast access to major combat on the ground because of Vietnam and Iraq are quite different. First of all, Vietnam geography of the complexity of the decision to air only the best in the beginning stages of the war to the enemy of all of a sudden the use of the enormous destruction, then the enemy will adjust very quickly to deploy the use of multi-Vietnam mountain, jungle and more the characteristics of effective concealment. Vietnam and humidity throughout the year because of a large, and fog shrouded Yunqi, making our air there were considerable difficulties in the investigation. Therefore, if we do not rely on the accurate guidance of the ground forces, the continued air strikes have not been very effective. Secondly, Vietnam is no large-scale armored forces, mainly light infantry and mountain-based forces, which are better at making Vietnamese scattered and hidden, so that can only rely on the army to implement targeted. The United States has been a little more like a tiger in Vietnam. As long as we have more of a war, the United States will definitely try to disrupt that only ground forces into quick, Vietnam to become a real battlefield, the formation of scrimmage situation, in order to completely stop the United States to intervene.

Second, the operational plan to implement three-way spot, encircled the heart of the tactics, including amphibious landing in the South Group is the main direction of our military offensive and focus. Therefore, the most powerful and best armored forces should be focused on the use of direction. East Group, a supplement to the surprise attack on the direction of North Road to contain the strategic direction for the group.

Third, because of the more mountainous and jungle warfare is mainly a conventional war, the helicopter's vertical crack down on ultra-horizon will play a very significant role. At present, our army's air forces grossly inadequate. In order to meet the future requirements of become operational, the group should strengthen the building of the army forces, army aviation regiment in the original group on the basis of expansion for the Army Aviation Brigade. Substantial increase in three-dimensional offensive and defensive capabilities and ability to dispatch the battlefield.


Monday, December 8, 2008

Ukraine Trains Naval Aviators

December 8, 2008: The Ukraine wants to become the international capital of carrier aviation training. Decades ago, the Soviet Union built its aircraft carrier pilot training facilities at Nitka, outside Odessa, a city that is, since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, in the independent country of Ukraine. Ukraine is now trying to attract China and India as customers for these facilities. China has signed up, and is buying aircraft carrier equipment made in Ukraine. China is expanding its own carrier aviation training center, and is buying consulting and technical services from Ukraine to assist in that project. One interesting item to come out of the visits by Chinese naval aviation personnel to Ukraine, is that the Varyag, a former Soviet carrier that China bought from Russia six years ago, is being restored for use as a training carrier. This explains the spotty restoration work that has been done on the Varyag. However, the Chinese indicated that the Varyag could still be turned into an operational combat carrier, either before or after it enters service as a training ship.

The Nitka base was used by the Soviets to train MiG-29K and Su-33 pilots for service on their carriers. India is buying MiG-29Ks for their carriers, and China is apparently building, with Ukrainian help, a carrier version of the Su-30 (which is what the Su-33 was).

Friday, December 5, 2008


Translation: Chinese » English

Reporter: We know that 6-7 is a straight -15-ton medium-sized helicopter, I would like to ask the General Yang, the tonnage of the helicopters are mainly used for what?

General Yang: China and Western countries such as France, Germany, Britain and the United States helicopters from the general scope of the tonnage of 1.5 tons to 15 tons, the Russian helicopter to a greater range of tonnage, there are 20 tons 30 tons. For economic reasons, we Europe and the United States and the major development is 1.5-15 tons of helicopters. 6-ton helicopter belonging to medium-sized helicopter, which is characterized by high universality, the use of a wide range. -15 Straight on, it's very appropriate number of passengers, the economy is good, medium, can be used for transportation, hanging outside, the inspection of electricity, tourism, aerial photography, forest fire prevention and inspection, search and rescue, As well as Sichuan earthquake emergency rescue of the wounded this regard. France and China previously did not have the tonnage helicopters, the reason why we developed the tonnage has helicopter is to take into account a wide range of uses it. Eurocopter helicopters for the first time in the United States show up on this model, received 111 orders, and then one after another to obtain a dozen or so orders, the Chinese side that we currently have ten aircraft orders intention.

Reporter: From the look and cockpit configuration, direct -15 really is a more level plane.

Yang total: right, straight on the level of -15 was, first of all, it is reflected in the latest in accordance with the airworthiness standards development, which meet the latest safety standards for airworthiness, followed by the economy from the point of view, its fuel consumption, Maintenance and customer support training, Helicopter currently has a representative of the most advanced level.

Reporter: -15 straight and the development of our country before the helicopter straight -9 such as the largest difference in wherever? What are the characteristics of performance?

Yang total: Direct -9 is at the end of the 1970s produced a helicopter, even though it is also a master of civil aircraft, but when the design requirements for airworthiness standards of the last century, from the security aspect is certainly not in accordance with The latest airworthiness standards to create the -15 straight. The civil aircraft is important is durable and easy to use, in this regard, we direct -15 represents the latest design standards.

Reporter: What do you think of our helicopters is how the level of R & D? -15 Straight and the helicopter before it compared to a big step forward?

General Yang: Now we have completely made of helicopters, such as direct -9 and -11 straight, but durable and easy to use foreign products than there are gaps, foreign helicopters could expect to live to 20,000 hours, made only 5 of the -6000 Hours, and we are also after-sales service and the international advanced level there are gaps, after all, widespread use of helicopter developed a number of years.

But the years of China's helicopter industry in the digestion and absorption of foreign technology has made great progress in independent innovation is the next step in this direction we have gone through a period of distance, but in comparison the core technologies such as power and transmission with advanced international There is still gap between the levels. In a number of factors under the influence of the domestic market or the helicopter was not so good, it is also understandable, as car buying, customers not only to consider the performance, and security and economy, as well as after-sales service. But as the latest products, -15 straight in the economy than before, and so a great improvement, and complete the world, our design requirements and design goals are entirely in accordance with the needs of users to develop, we believe that it's definitely better than the market prospects Before the helicopter made better.

Reporter: -15 straight after we also develop more large-scale helicopter?

Yang total: there is such a plan, straight after -15 in the development of more than 10-ton helicopter.

Reporter: If I remember correctly, this is also a straight 8 tonnage?

Yes, but straight 8 of the last century is the era of 5,60 technology, after all the old models. At present we are carrying out demonstration projects, it may have been approved in 2012 will be.

Reporter: -26 meters similar to the kind of super-heavy helicopters, we have a development plan? Large helicopters and small and medium-sized helicopters have research and development is no different?

General Yang: We have this idea, in fact, the design of ultra-small and medium-sized helicopters and heavy-duty helicopter little difference, the main difference is reflected in the manufacturing stage.

Reporter: This year's Wenchuan earthquake, we can see that China's helicopter market, the gap is still very great through this time, the state of the helicopter's position more seriously, does this mean that China's helicopter industry will enter a stage of rapid development?

General Yang: In the past, we use the helicopter is not very well, as a result of this earthquake we know that the helicopter aircraft characteristics and uses. And fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters flying more flexible, it is six degrees of freedom, that is able to fly up and down all around, can hover. Helicopters taking off and landing places for the request are also very low, as long as there is a piece of flat land can take off and land. Sichuan earthquake disaster relief in the process of fully reflect the performance characteristics of the helicopter, so that our national leaders, aware of the helicopter in the national economy and national defense construction.

Many people do not know much about helicopters, Wenchuan after the earthquake and the General Armament Department of the Central Military Commission and President Hu's leadership on the development of the helicopter made important instructions, this is one aspect of the second, through the Wenchuan earthquake, many people recognize Our country's helicopter industry in the development of urgency, not only on economic construction, but also for our national defense construction which is very important. China, as a political and economic power, a lack of helicopters does not work, either on the economy or the building of international status or helicopters are of great significance. Third, we have been investigating the market, along with economic development, per capita gross national product to enhance a country's number of helicopters will be like when the car as a "blowout" growth.

A helicopter is the use of the shortcomings of the relative cost, relatively expensive, this also means that, it is necessary to use a large number of helicopters, the inevitable need for the development of the national economy to a certain stage can be, the United States and Russia and Western countries are doing, from our market research Look at China now has been basically a helicopter to a large area of the use of "blowout" stage. Now the world total of about 10,000 helicopter 3-4, in which the United States have on a country's 10,000, China's military helicopters will be only a few hundred planes, the less civil, less than 200, and the developed countries there are no small Gap, but at the same time the gap is that there is the potential for development, is expected to 10 years after 20 years, China's civilian helicopter owned there will be a big growth, then owned at least two to reach 3000.

Reporter: What do you think the helicopter on the most critical design and technologies, our country's level of?

General Yang: This is what I understand, whether military or civilian helicopters, the most critical security technology and design, the people on the plane for security is the threshold to enter the market, permit. Direct co-operation in Europe and in the past, what we have is safety, security and how to embody the design, is not very clear, but also how to verify the safety of the helicopter is not a lot of experience. Through international cooperation, and we have more. From the key technology, we have been co-operation in Europe and the largest gain, the study is the safety of the design, analysis and verification. Only to meet the security requirements in order to enter the international market, if not satisfied with such a request, the West is not allowed to sell you, of course, Third World countries may be different.

In addition, we also understand that the Western countries of the aircraft's overall design concept of co-operation from the secondary to the quality control and management experience, experience not only for helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft as well as the design of China's aviation industry as a whole, as well as other civilian vehicle Industry has reference. I have to go to college, the teacher said, "Aviation is a level of the industrialized countries of the mirror" and say the reason is because the aviation product research and development involves a large number of areas, such as materials, technology, electronics, machinery and so on, the aviation industry's output value Maybe not, or software and automotive, aviation products, but the skill level is actually a manifestation of the level of industrial countries, only related to every aspect of doing a good job, and aviation products will be competitive in order to progress. On the other hand, if there is progress in aviation products, and also to prove that the overall level of industrial countries have to improve.

If we can one day China developed the A380, Boeing 747 aircraft this big, it's our innovation capability and will be able to rival the United States, we are an industrial power, then our government officials visited the United States, perhaps On the can with the President of the United States with the same confidence to speak up. The aviation industry not only reflect the level of a country's level of industrial development, but also reflect a country's level of organization and management, but also a national system to verify whether or not superior.

Reporter: What do you think the future development of a helicopter in the world what kind of trends?

Yang total: from the general trend, safe, economical, durable and easy to use these requirements as the purpose of the Olympic "higher, faster, stronger", the helicopter will always be the subject of development, can be described as a Endless pursuit of safety, the core of the problem is the airworthiness requirements of the airworthiness requirements of the civilian helicopter was updated quickly, in these conditions, our security will require more and more from the comfort The sexual request, the vibration and noise levels should be reduced, from the economic point of view, the pursuit of more and more low fuel consumption, more easily maintained.

Reporter: As the Wenchuan earthquake, the future of our country's helicopter industry should increase investment, mean that the better performance of the helicopter can be developed faster?

Yang total: simple in the helicopter functions to meet the requirements or be able to do, but durable and easy to use and safe, by the skill level of our country, there are a certain degree of difficulty. For example, the engine, the maximum temperature of more than 1,000 hours of work, there are a minimum 89 degrees, in these conditions to the work of 20,000 hours, but no fault to current industrial base in China is still a relatively big gap. With regard to this, I just point of view: to raise the level of aviation industry, as well as the design and manufacture of technology and other materials should be boosted, and none can be, the state has sufficient input, there is a reasonable system, step by step in order to catch up. Development of the aviation industry and some like football, playing football was not light enough money, if there is no effective mechanism, which is still no way to create success in the game, and the aviation industry as there is no good mechanism, and will not be able to reach people (well-developed Countries) the same level.

Reporter: From here you learn to understand a lot of knowledge on the helicopter, thank you very much for our interview!

General Yang: You're welcome.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More goodie from CMSI

Published: 2 Dec 12:58 EST (17:58 GMT)

TAIPEI - The fourth annual conference of the China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) will be held Dec. 10–11 at the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, R.I.

CMSI was founded at the Naval War College (NWC) in 2006 for the "purpose of bringing a strong and objective research focus to the issue of Chinese maritime development," a CMSI press release said.
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This year's theme is "Evolving Maritime Roles for Chinese Aerospace Power," with panels on aerospace development within China's military modernization program; Chinese intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; Chinese naval strategies; and air-launched cruise missiles and ballistic missiles.

Moderators include Barney Rubel, NWC; William Martel, Fletcher School, Tufts University; Roy Kamphausen, National Bureau of Asian Research; Bernard Cole, National Defense University; Eric McVadon, a retired U.S. Navy admiral; and Joan Johnson-Freese, NWC.

Previous CMSI conferences have examined Chinese undersea warfare, the connections between Chinese energy and naval strategy, and prospective areas of cooperation between the Chinese and U.S. navies.

This year's conference "evaluates the implications of China's rapid development in the aerospace domain for maritime strategy in the Asia-Pacific region," the news release said. "As part of this effort, the participants, including both leading technical and regional experts, will come together to take a close look at emerging Chinese capabilities - from new satellites to unmanned aerial vehicles to the anti-ship ballistic missile - in considering the aerospace dimension of the Chinese maritime challenge."

This year, 24 papers will be presented, including:

* "Beijing's Aerospace Revolution," by NWC's Andrew Erickson.

* "Chinese EW Aircraft Development and Maritime C4I," by Garth Hekler, Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis.

* "Chinese Helicopter Development: Missions, Roles and Maritime Implications," by Dennis Blasko, CNA Corp.

* "Improvements in China's Airborne ASW Capabilities," by Lyle Goldstein and William Murray (NWC).

* "Anti-Access and China's Air-Launched Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles," by Jing-dong Yuan, Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

* "Chinese Views of Ballistic Missile Defense," by Toshi Yoshihara (NWC).

* "Deterrence and Presence After Beijing's Aerospace Revolution," by Larry Wortzel, a retired U.S. Army officer.