Accession Number : ADA174118


Title :   An Examination of Brazil and the United States as Potential Partners in a Joint Supersonic Military Fighter Aircraft Codevelopment and Production Program.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Reiners,Rockford J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a174118.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 179


Abstract : This thesis examines whether Brazil and the U.S. could be suitable partners in a joint supersonic military fighter aircraft program. The primary research method was a literature review accompanied by correspondence with the national aircraft corporation of Brazil, Embraer. The research was divided into seven areas for study: aircraft design factors, aircraft production factors, aircraft operation requirements, business concerns, current activities, possible future actions and Brazilian-U.S. relations, In addition, three approaches for a Brazilian supersonic fighter development were investigated: licensing, joint venture and internal development. The results of this research indicate that Brazil and the U.S. could be suitable partners for a joint supersonic fighter development program aif the technology transfer and third country export requirements can be worked out to the satisfaction of both countries. Currently Brazil has an approval rights for all exports of Brazilian goods containing U.S. technology. (Author)


Descriptors :   *AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING , *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , *COOPERATION , FIGHTER AIRCRAFT , UNITED STATES , AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY , TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER , THESES , BRAZIL , SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT


Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE