China Establishing ‘Commanding Lead’ with Key Military Technologies
Voice of America News reports: “Chinese research on some key military technologies is so far ahead that the United States and its key allies may never be able to catch up, according to a new analysis by an Australian think tank.
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) issued its findings Tuesday based on a review of the top 10% of the most highly cited research papers, concluding China leads in 19 of 23 key categories, including some that are likely to play a major role in Beijing’s push for military prominence in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.
China ‘has a commanding lead in hypersonics, electronic warfare and in key undersea capabilities,’ the ASPI study found, further warning, ‘China’s leads are so emphatic they create a significant risk that China might dominate future technological breakthroughs in these areas.’
The analysis further found that for hypersonics, nine of the 10 leading research institutions are based in China, while China is home to all 10 of the top research venues for undersea drones…”View Original Article