Accession Number : ADA294751

Title :   A Dollar Cost Evaluation of Mainland China's Major Weapon Systems.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Wang, Chih-Hsiang

PDF Url : ADA294751

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : Military analysts have consistently had difficulties determining the size of defense activities of the People's Republic of China. It is believed that mainland China's official reports on its military expenditures are understated. There is, however, another defense indicator. called the military capital stock. that measures total assets in inventory. These assets include military equipment (such as tanks and planes), military facilities (such as headquarters and supply depots), and the war reserve spares, ordnance, and other stocks that are held in inventory. As most estimates for China's defense budget are so unreliable, adapting the capital stock method holds the potential for increasing one's understanding of the size of China's military activities. (AN)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *COST ANALYSIS, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *INVENTORY, TEST AND EVALUATION, DATA BASES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, MILITARY SUPPLIES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY FACILITIES, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, THESES, SUPPLY DEPOTS, HELICOPTERS, COST MODELS, SUBMARINES, SURFACE EFFECT SHIPS, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, MILITARY BUDGETS, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), CHINA, BOMBER AIRCRAFT, ARTILLERY AMMUNITION.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE