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Author Cliff, Roger.

Title Ready for takeoff : China's advancing aerospace industry / Roger Cliff, Chad J.R. Ohlandt, David Yang
Published [Santa Monica, Calif.?] : Rand Corporation, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 142 pages) : illustrations
Series RAND Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Contents Preface -- Figures -- Tables -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter One. Introduction -- Methodology -- Structure of the Report -- Chapter Two. China's Commercial Aircraft Market -- Current Conditions -- Projections of China's Future Commercial Passenger Aircraft Market -- Factors Other Than GDP Growth -- Domestic Versus International Traffic -- Chapter Three. China's Current Commercial Aircraft Production -- Commercial Passenger Aircraft -- Domestic Designs -- Foreign Designs -- Helicopters -- Fixed-Wing General Aviation Aircraft -- Chapter Four. The Role of Foreign Firms in the Development of China's Commercial Aviation Manufacturing Industry -- Chinese Government Policies Toward Foreign Aviation Manufacturing Companies -- Joint Ventures and Cooperative R & D Activities -- U.S. Companies -- Non-U.S. Companies -- Extent to Which China-Based Production Supplies U.S. Aerospace Firms -- U.S. Companies -- Non-U.S. Companies -- Other Sources of Western Aerospace Technology -- Chapter Five. China's Space Capabilities -- Launch Vehicles -- Satellites -- Communications Satellites -- Weather Satellites -- Civilian Earth-Observation Satellites -- Military Imagery Reconnaissance Satellites -- Position, Navigation, and Timing Satellites -- Other Satellites -- Assessment -- Chapter Six. Conclusions -- The Rate at Which China's Aerospace Sector Has Developed -- Future Developments --- Potential to Contribute to China's Military Capabilities -- Implications for U.S. Security Interests -- Bibliography
Summary "China's aerospace industry has advanced at an impressive rate over the past decade. While some of this progress can be attributed to rapidly growing governmental support for China's aerospace sector, China's aerospace capabilities have also benefited from the increasing participation of its aerospace industry in the global commercial aerospace market and the supply chains of the world's leading aerospace firms. This monograph assesses China's aerospace capabilities and the extent to which China's participation in commercial aerospace markets and supply chains is contributing to the improvement of those capabilities. Specific areas assessed include China's commercial aviation manufacturing capabilities, its commercial and military capabilities in space, efforts of the Chinese government to encourage foreign participation in the development of the aerospace industry, transfers of foreign aerospace technology to China, the extent to which U.S. and other foreign aerospace firms are dependent on supplies from China, and the implications of all of these issues for U.S. security interests. The study should be of interest to business analysts, policymakers, lawmakers, and anyone who wishes to learn about China's market for commercial aviation, the capabilities of China's aerospace manufacturing industry, the role foreign aerospace firms are playing in the development of China's aerospace capabilities, and security implications for the United States. This research was sponsored by the U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission, which was established by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on the economic and national security dimensions of U.S. trade and economic ties with the People's Republic of China. This research was conducted within the International Security and Defense Policy Center of the RAND Corporation's National Security Research Division (NSRD). NSRD conducts research and analysis on defense and national security topics for the U.S. and allied defense, foreign policy, homeland security, and intelligence communities and foundations and other nongovernmental organizations that support defense and national security analysis."--Preface
Notes Title from title screen (viewed June 29, 2012)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 25-142)
Notes Sponsored by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
Subject Aerospace industries -- China.
Genre/Form Technical reports.
Form Electronic book
Author Ohlandt, Chad J. R.
Yang, David.
Rand Corporation. National Security Research Division.
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
LC no. 2011922033
ISBN 0833052063