Accession Number:

ADA488103

Title:

A Case Analysis Explaining the Main Factors that Contribute to ROK's Decision Making in Procurement of Defense Articles

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH DEPT OF SYSTEMS AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

137.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this research was to explore the various factors what contribute to ROKs decision making in procurement of defense articles. South Korea is one of the largest weapon purchasers and needs more self-reliant defense strength that can maintain its security with its own authority under the current cease-fire situation. Thus, this study focused on identifying the main factors that consider in deciding to purchase a major defense weapon system from foreign countries. Through the interview of experts who participated in each specific contract, thirteen specific factors were evaluated including 1 Interoperability 2 Offset valuation 3 Mission performance capability 4 Integrated Logistics Support ILS 5 Lifecycle 6 Timely deployment 7 Depot maintenance 8 National Security 9 U.S.-ROK Alliance 10 Northeast Asia Strategy 11 Defense Budget Levels 12 ROK Political Environments 13 Trends in Public Opinion for explaining what the essential elements are in the process of the ROKs decision making. The focus of this thesis is to identify the critical factors to support the research questions.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE