OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF DEFENSE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING WASHINGTON DC
Strong support is stated for the Balanced Technology Initiative and its objectives. The program has special importance in view of the recent INF Treaty and the growing need to improve the defensive capabilities of US and Allied conventional forces in Europe. The technology development and demonstration program implemented is a sound and responsive one that properly addresses both near-term and longer-term conventional defense needs. Continuing effective development and management of the program will be provided to assure that its objectives and full potential will be realized. Maintaining a strong and balanced defense program is of critical importance for assuring the national security of the United States and the well being of our Allies now and into the future. Program categories Smart Weapons Technology RSTABMC3 Technology ArmorAnti-Armor Technology High Power Microwaves and Special Technology Opportunities.