Accession Number : ADA113558

Title :   Indigenous Advanced Fighter Aircraft in Israel: Considerations for Decision-Making.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Goren,Ran

PDF Url : ADA113558

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 152

Abstract : On February 1980 Israel decided to develop and produce an indigenous advanced fighter aircraft (AFA). This decision is under a continuing review through the acquisition life cycle. This report examines the decision against a broad background which includes insights into the Third World and European aircraft self-production patterns; the technological capability of the Israeli arms industry; Israel as arms supplier; Israel as a recipient of arms and security assistance. The report comprehensively analyzes the political and the economic aspects of the indigenous AFA decision. It concludes that political considerations should impact the decision only after considering the economic ones. The latter generally favor indigenous AFA. The major obstacle is the inflationary impact of the indigenous production, and that should be the determining ingredient in any further decision. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military procurement, Advanced weapons, Decision making, Government(Foreign), Israel, International politics, International relations, Developing nations, National security, Area security, Foreign policy, Industrial production, Economic analysis, Life cycle costs, Inflation(Economics)

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE