Accession Number : ADA192829

Title :   A Review of European Arms Collaboration and Prospects for Its Expansion under the Independent European Program Group.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Covington, Terrell G ; Brendley, Keith W ; Chenoweth, Mary E

PDF Url : ADA192829

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : This Note examines the purpose and structure of the Independent European Program Group (IEPG), established in 1976 to organize and coordinate arms collaboration among the 13 European NATO nations. The Note also reviews past intra-European and transatlantic arms collaboration programs and policies. Finally, it examines some of the forces driving collaboration. Increased transatlantic arms cooperation offers a possible solution to the U.S.-European arms trade imbalance in favor of the United States and an opportunity for increased rationalization, standardization, and interoperability among NATO forces. The IEPG has many advantages as a contact organization for greater U.S.-European arms collaboration.

Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEMS, COOPERATION, EUROPE, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), NATO, ORGANIZATIONS, POLICIES, UNITED STATES, CANADA, UNITED STATES, STANDARDIZATION, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, STANDARDIZATION

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE