Accession Number : ADA310895

Title :   The Asian Arms Race Seen from Opened Up Russian Arsenals,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Zang, Xiaojing

PDF Url : ADA310895

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : After the disintegration of the Soviet Union--in order to acquire hard currency--Russia opened up its arsenals to the people of the world, selling weapons cheap. At the same time, in Asia--due to various types of latent crises--a good number of nations, in expanding military power, competing in procurement, or independently developing weapons systems, produced the appearance of a new arms race. This article takes missiles as the main thing, introducing advanced Russian technology. In conjunction with this--using a number of nations and regions of Asia as examples--it analyzes the current status of Asian arms.

Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES, *INTERNATIONAL TRADE, *FOREIGN MILITARY SALES, *RUSSIAN EQUIPMENT, USSR, FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, MARKETING, PROCUREMENT, TRANSLATIONS, ORDNANCE, ASIA, CHINA, MONEY, CHINESE LANGUAGE, FOREIGN LANGUAGES.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE