Chinese Aerospace Power: Evolving Maritime Roles

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While many articles and books have previously been written on Chinese aerospace developments and many more discuss future U.S. naval strategy in the Asia-Pacific region, no other book connects the two issues, simultaneously evaluating the Chinese aerospace challenge and its implications for U.S. naval strategy.
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Overview

While many articles and books have previously been written on Chinese aerospace developments and many more discuss future U.S. naval strategy in the Asia-Pacific region, no other book connects the two issues, simultaneously evaluating the Chinese aerospace challenge and its implications for U.S. naval strategy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591142416
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 5/2/2011
  • Pages: 524
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Leaf, USAF(Ret) ix

Introduction Lyle J. Goldstein xi

Part I Chinese Aerospace Development: Emerging Maritime Roles 1

Beijing's Aerospace Revolution: Short-Range Opportunities, Long-Range Challenges Andrew S. Erickson 3

Evolving Chinese Aerospace Trends: Regional Maritime Implications Mark A. Stokes Ian Easton 19

China's Military Aviation Forces Wayne A. Ulman 38

PLA Space Doctrine Kevin Pollpeter 50

Part II Chinese ISR And Counter-ISR 69

The PRC Challenge to U.S. Space Assets Anthony J. Mastalir 71

China's Efforts to Assert Legal Control of Maritime Airspace Peter A. Dutton 90

Maritime Employment of PLA Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Richard D. Fisher 108

Chinese Early-Warning Aircraft, Electronic Warfare, and Maritime C4ISR Garth Hekler 130

Part III Contrasting Strategies: Protecting Bastions Or Projecting Power? 151

Chinese Helicopter Development: Missions, Roles, and Maritime Implications Dennis J. Blasko 153

China's Future Airborne Antisubmarine Capabilities: Light at the End of the Tunnel? Lyle J. Goldstein Miguel Martinez William S. Murray 177

Trends in Chinese Aerial Refueling Capacity for Maritime Purposes Gabriel Collins Michael McGauvran Timothy White 193

Chinese Aircraft Carrier Development: The Next Phase Nan Li Christopher Weuve 209

From the Sea: PLA Doctrine and the Employment of Sea-Based Airpower Daniel J. Kostecka 225

Part IV Maritime Strike: Air-Launched Cruise Missiles 241

Chinese Military Aviation Capabilities, Doctrine, and Missions Roger Cliff 243

Integrating Aerial Platforms for Maritime Strike Kevin Lanzit David Chen 255

Antiaccess and China's Air-Launched Cruise Missiles Andrew S. Erickson Jingdong Yuan 275

Strategic Implications of Chinese Land-Attack Cruise Missile Development Michael S. Chase 287

Part V Maritime Strike: Ballistic Missiles 305

Conventional Missions for China's Second Artillery Corps: Doctrine, Training, and Escalation Control Issues Ron Christman 307

Chinese Analysts Assess the Potential for Antiship Ballistic Missiles Andrew S. Erickson David D. Yang 328

Chinese Views of Sea-Based Ballistic Missile Defense Toshi Yoshihara 343

A Chinese Antiship Ballistic Missile: Implications for the US. Navy Paul S. Giarra 359

Part VI Maritime Implications of Chinese Aerospace Power 375

Integrating China's New Aerospace Power in the Maritime Realm Eric Hagt 377

Integrated Chinese Saturation Attacks: Mahan's Logic, Mao's Grammar James R. Holmes 407

Deterrence and Presence after Beijing's Aerospace Revolution Larry M. Wortzel 423

Challenges in Assessing China's Aerospace Capabilities and Intentions Xiaoming Zhang Sean D. McClung 445

The U.S. Air Force and the Chinese Aerospace Challenge Jeff Hagen 466

The U.S. Navy and the Chinese Aerospace Challenge Eric A. McVadon 477

Appendix. China's Military Aerospace Forces: A Visual Overview 495

List of Acronyms 503

About the Contributors 507

Index 511

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