|Hypersonic Airliner Concept Image: NASA|
|United Federation of Planets? No, logo of Chinese Aerospace and Science Corporation Image: CASC|
In addition to the goals and objectives for its burgeoning aerospace industry as outlined in the United States China Economic and Security Review Commission (http://www.uscc.gov/) report "READY FOR TAKEOFF: CHINA'S ADVANCING AEROSPACE INDUSTRY" ( http://t.co/u3UEIuR ) China has not only closely followed Japan's JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) supersonic and hypersonic airliner development, but has been able to acquire through its intelligence services the most current research data associated with the initiative. These data, in conjunction with open and closed source materials obtained through NASA, national labs, Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, Airbus and multiple academic institutions with whom they have association, renders China poised to roll-out a 3/4 scale proof of aerodynamic design and propulsion systems test bed aircraft as early as 2013.
|JAXA (Ishikawa) Hypersonic airliner program is in advanced stages|
The source further noted that China's militarization of space and ultra-high performance commercial and military aircraft initiatives are designed to optimize, expand and accelerate its internal strategy of Gradual debilitation of a nation competitor's offensive/defensive capabilities inclusive of economic destabilization.
"This is nothing new philosophically for China. In fact, it is the epitomization of Sun-Tzu. In my view, the greatest threat of the moment to US national security is not so much from without, but from within; a circumstance fostered and fomented by extra-national forces," he said.
In this vein, it is also worth noting that China's troubling and expanding one-on-one business relationships with states of the Union has the added benefit of giving it ease of access to proprietary and defense sensitive technologies, as noted in the industrial base scenario presented in the book Project on National Security Reform Vision Working Group Report and Scenarios (Edited by Dr. Sheila Ronis)
"In all elements of its national re-identification as a military and economic force to be reckoned with," the source continued, "China's understanding of systems thinking, from dominating the high ground of air and space to the fragmenting of governmental infrastructure within nations, would be appalling to [Dr. W. Edwards] Deming himself. "
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Advances in Hypersonics: Modeling hypersonic flows By John J. Bertin, Jacques Periaux, Josef Ballmann (Springer, 1992)
|NASA X-43B Hypersonic Image: NASA|