Troubled Partnership. An Assessment of U.S.-Japan Collaboration on the FS-X Fighter,
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This report presents a synthesis and overview of the key findings and recommendations of a RAND research study on U.S.- Japan cooperative development of the FS-X fighter. It focuses on issues of technology transfer and the long-term implications of cooperative development programs for the American aerospace industry. It is meant to be read in conjunction with a companion volume Lorell, 1995, which provides a detailed case study and history of the FS-X program from its origins through 1993. This report emerged from a RAND research project conducted in the early 1990s on collaboration with Asian allies on military aircraft research and development RD. The Resource Management and System Acquisition Program of RANDs Project AIR FORCE initiated this research, which was sponsored by the United States Air Force. This report and its companion volume are intended to assist U.S. government officials in formulating better policies and strategies for effective military technology collaboration with Japan and other allies. They should also be of interest to the general reader who is concerned with U.S. industrial competitiveness and maintaining Americas preeminence in defense RD. The views expressed in this report are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense or the U.S. government.
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