Accession Number : AD1027011

Title :   Manufacturing Innovation and Technological Superiority

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Washington United States

Personal Author(s) : Kendall,Frank

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Report Date : 01 Sep 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : At the end of the Cold War, I was serving as the Deputy Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Tactical Warfare Programs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). For years I had studied the intelligence reports on Soviet weapon systems and worked on ways the United States could achieve or maintain a military advantage over those systems. We knew the Russians had some of the best scientists and engineers in the world working on their designs. They also had aggressive modernization cycles in areas they considered important; their multiple competing design bureaus turned out new designs for armored vehicles, missiles and tactical aircraft on a predictable schedule at intervals of about 5 years

Descriptors :   manufacturing , department of defense , manufacturing , technology assessment , acquisition , weapon systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE