Armaments Cooperation in the Pacific Rim: An Evaluation Framework for the Selection of Cooperative Arrangements
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This study presents factors which require evaluation prior to entering into a cooperative arrangement. The purpose of the research was to create an evaluation framework to assist DOD managers of international projects with a tool to enable the selection of an appropriate cooperative arrangement type. The study was focused on the Pacific Rim and includes two case studies on the Japanese FS-X and the Korean Fighter Plane. Factors were identified through literature research, case studies, and personal interviews. The study concluded with the identification of six basic factors technology, industrial base, political, economic, program stage, and requestors motives.
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