Accession Number : ADA192938

Title :   Difficulties in International Cooperative Development Programs - The Case of US-UK Air-to-Surface Weapons Systems.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Ruttler, James L , Jr

PDF Url : ADA192938

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : International cooperative development programs are a possible solution to NATO's problem of increasing conventional capability within limited defense budgets. Pooling development resources and increasing production quantities would make future weapons systems more affordable for all alliance members. With all the potential benefits, why has progress on cooperative development programs been so slow? This analysis seeks to identify impediments to successful international cooperative development and make recommendations to facilitate US participation. The study concludes that the problems are not insurmountable, but they require management by senior government officials in each participating country.

Descriptors :   *TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, *COOPERATION, BENEFITS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INTERNATIONAL, MANAGEMENT, MILITARY BUDGETS, NATO, PRODUCTION, QUANTITY, RESOURCES, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), WEAPON SYSTEMS, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), AIR TO SURFACE MISSILES, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE