Impact of Export Control and Technology Transfer Regimes: International Perspectives
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY
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The U.S. International Trade in Armaments Regulations ITAR regime is a major national security and public policy issue. Exploring the ITAR environment through a set of case studies was the central idea in a project involving participants at Cranfield University UK and the Naval Postgraduate School. Our colleagues investigated the effects of ITAR within the ongoing F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, which involves the United States and a number of international partners, including the UK. The Cranfield report under separate cover was based on a survey of UK stakeholders. The results were unambiguous and striking. Our British partners concluded that ITAR was a good idea gone horribly awry. Section II provides a summary. Our main interest Section III is the FA-18 tactical fighter program, which eventually involved many international partners. This collaboration was highly successful and was managed to the general satisfaction of the parties involved. It was, in short, a significantly different outcome within the ITAR regime. An introduction Section I provides a brief overview of ITAR and illustrates the reasons for its being controversial. Finally, our concluding section summarizes the Obama Administrations initiative to reform ITAR, and offers some questions for further research in export controls in the global defense marketplace.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies