Accession Number : ADA309904

Title :   Prospects for Russian Military R&D.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Leiter, Sharon

PDF Url : ADA309904

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : This report examines the Russian military's options for achieving weapons modernization and new weapons development through either a revitalized state military research and development (R&D) sector or a robust civil scientific and technical (S&T) sector. It considers the likelihood that neither of these sectors will prove adequate to the military's needs in the near term, forcing Russia to turn to the West for military-technical assistance. By investigating trends in the Russian scientific community as a whole, including science funding, higher education, the brain drain, and the evolution of scientific organizations, it assesses long-term prospects for Russian military R&D.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESEARCH, *RUSSIA, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, *DEFENSE INDUSTRY, *SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS, USSR, METHODOLOGY, DECISION MAKING, EDUCATION, WEAPON SYSTEMS, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), MILITARY MODERNIZATION, MILITARY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE