Transatlantic Collaboration: Government Policies, Industry Perspectives
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The defense industries in both Europe and the United States are currently in a state of transition. As the United States and NATO downsize their militaries, the firms that support these militaries on both sides of the Atlantic will undergo restructuring, both in how they function within their own countries and in their relationships across borders and across the Atlantic. In response to the changing world order resulting from the end of the Cold War, Europe is struggling to redefine itself politically and strategically. Both of these issues are having a profound effect on the U.S. defense industry and how it thinks about and plans to develop collaborative relationships with European firms. This Note reviews current government policies used to coordinate and oversee such collaborative relationships. In addition, it surveys U.S. industry plans for future collaborative partnerships with European firms, both in the context of government-sponsored programs, such as those funded in part by the Nunn Amendment of 1986, and partnerships that are or will be entirely industry initiated.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Government and Political Science