Adam Ni is a researcher at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. He has worked in academic, government and private sector positions on a variety of China-related issues and is principally focused on Chinese foreign policy, security issues, and military modernization.
This is the second in a series of two articles that examine the establishment of the PLA Rocket Force (PLARF) and its implications for PLA warfighting and deterrence capabilities. While
At the end of 2015 the missile branch of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the Second Artillery Force (第二炮兵部队), was formally elevated to a full service and renamed the Rocket