China's Near Seas Combat Capabilities   [open pdf - 4MB]

This study contains eight separate reports on China's near seas combat capabilities. Chapters included in this report are the following: "Chinese Houbei Fast Attack Craft: Beyond Sea Denial" by John Patch; "Underwater TELs [transporter-erector-launchers] and China's Antisubmarine Warfare: Evolving Strength and a Calculated Weakness" by William S. Murry; "China's Second Artillery Force: Capabilities and Missions for the Near Seas" by Ron Christman; "Aerospace Power and China's Counterstrike Doctrine in the Near Seas" by Daniel J. Kostecka; "Chinese Air Superiority in the Near Seas" by David Shlapak; "Land- and Sea-Based C4ISR [Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance] Infrastructure in China's Near Seas" by Eric D. Pedersen; "Chinese Air- and Space-Based ISR [Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance]: Integrating Aerospace Combat Capabilities over the Near Seas" by Andrew S. Erickson; and "China's Surface Fleet Trajectory: Implications for the U.S. Navy" by Timothy A. Walton and Bryan McGrath.

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China Maritime Study No. 11
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