Accession Number:

ADA282389

Title:

Of Tanks and Toyotas: An Assessment of Japan's Defense Industry

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

Japans technological capabilities are at or above world levels in many areas that are critical for military systems. Moreover, its spending on military hardware and RD has grown at double-digit rates since the mid-1970s, placing it now at a level near those of the European NATO countries. This Note examines whether the Japanese defense industry could supplant U.S. systems and technology in Japans force structure, and whether the efforts of the two countries are complementary.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE