Accession Number:

ADA202793

Title:

A Case Study of the NATO Identification System (NIS) Codevelopment 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):

Report Date:

1988-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to determine if the NATO Identification System NIS Codevelopment Program would increase NATO Rationalization, Standardization, and Interoperability RSI. The study had three basic objectives First, to identify what benefits do the participating countries plan to realize from the program secondly, to determine if the NIS program will realize any cost savings and third, to determine if NIS will increase NATO RSI. The study found that participants plan to realize the military benefits associated with the development and deployment of interoperable identification systems, and also economic benefits, in both the production and scientific sectors, as a result of the program. The also found that the program will not result in any cost savings due to the development of several interoperable identification systems. The research effort was inconclusive in determining if the NIS program would increase NATO RSI. This was due to the lack of documentation as to whether or not other allied nations, excluding the participants, are going to procure the Mark 15 system or foreign equivalent. Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE