Accession Number:

ADA229592

Title:

Combined Annual Report to Congress on Standardization of Equipment with NATO Members and Cooperative Research and Development Projects with Allied Countries

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

This report responds to the requirements of 10 United States Code Sections 2350a and 2457. It discusses current programs of the Department of Defense in the context of NATO equipment standardization and cooperative research and development programs. In addition, it discusses programs utilizing various methods for achieving standardization, including cooperation in defense research, development, testing, production, procurement and logistics during the acquisition life cycle. These cooperative undertakings in rationalization, standardization, and interoperability are force multipliers that can deliver both economic benefits--outright cost-savings and economies of scale--and military benefits of equipment commonality and interoperability. It should be noted that this report does not address standardization achievements in which the US does not participate, although there have been significant accomplishments of that nature in the Alliance. SDW

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE