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The PLA Air Force's Four Key Training Brands

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Technical Report

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China Aerospace Studies Institute Montgomery United States

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Guided by its service-specific strategy to integrate air and space and be simultaneously prepared for offensive and defensive operations, which was approved in 2004, the Peoples Liberation Army PLA Air Force PLAAF is pursuing an ambitious path of modernization to transform itself from an inward-focused homeland air defense force to a world-class strategic air force capable of playing a decisive role in Chinas national security and military strategy. To this end, over the past decade the PLAAF has fielded increasingly modern and more capable equipment and weapon systems. Its likelihood to achieve victory, however, in informatized, high-intensity combat in a complex electromagnetic environment CEME is contingent on more than equipment modernization. Success in modern warfare also necessitates highly trained personnel who can adapt to tactical scenarios in a combat environment and perform sustained combat operations at their home bases and in deployed locations.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Government and Political Science

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