China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC)

Also Known As: 

China Aerospace Industry Corporation (CASC); China Aerospace Corporation (CASC); Number Five Research Academy of the Ministry of National Defense (Fifth Academy); Seventh Ministry of Machine Building Industry; Ministry of Astronautics; Ministry of Aerospace Industry;

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile

Exporting Country: 



8 Fucheng Road, Haidian District, P.O. Box 848, Beijing 100830

Created in July 1999 when China Aerospace Corporation was divided into China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation (CASC) and China Aerospace Machinery & Electronics Corporation (CAMEC); listed by the Japanese government as an entity of concern for missile proliferation; sanctioned by the U.S. in August 1993 (as China Aerospace Corporation) for missile proliferation activities; under the direct control of the State Council.

In June 1995, transferred possibly hundreds of missile guidance systems and computerized machine tools for the production of ballistic missiles to Iran.

General design and production of launch vehicles, design and research of control systems, propulsion systems, computers and inertial guidance systems, ground facilities, aerodynamics study and materials processing; development of China's nuclear missiles; development of submarine-based strategic nuclear missiles, surface-to-surface tactical missiles, air defense missiles, and cruise missiles.

CASC Subsidiaries
Jetcote Investments
Trail Power International
Sichuan Space Industry Corporation
Xi'an Space Science & Technology Industry Corporation
50% owner of China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC)

Date Entered: 

March 25, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

March 25, 2004