Accession Number:

ADA429340

Title:

Issue Paper: Russian Military R&D. Are the Regions Taking Charge?

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

As U.S. military planners attack the issue of downsizing forces, one of the most pressing questions they face is the future of Russian weapons acquisition and military RD. No matter that the Cold War is over and that a chaotic, impoverished Russia is no longer the threat it once was, the substantial remnants of the defense industry of the former Soviet Union FSU cannot be casually dismissed. A justified uneasiness remains among U.S. defense planners concerning the ability of the Russian military-industrial complex to resurrect its former destructive potential. The worlds current attention is concentrated on the immediate issue of arms exports as Russia, Ukraine, and other nations of the former Soviet Union conduct a yard sale of surplus military equipment and technology. Of even greater import, however, is the question of the long-term Russian potential to develop a military-industrial base capable of producing and exporting state-of-the-art weaponry, potentially in competition with Western companies.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE