Military Technology & US-Japan Security Relations
A Study of Three Cases of Military R&D Collaboration, 1983-1998

By Masako Ikegami-Andersson
November 1998
Uppsala University Press
ISBN: 91-506-1318-9
213 pages, Illustrated, 6 1/2" x 9 1/2"
$42.50 Paper Original

This is a doctoral dissertation. Since the end of the Cold War, the same clear threats do not exist, and the reduction of military spending has become a world-wide trend in the1990s. Military technology, which used to be perceived as a crucial national security concern, is now subject to severe financial constraints and more strict assessment. Under these new circumstances, the dynamics of weapon development and the implications of military technology have also changed. R&D costs soared and investment in development of advanced weapon systems became more risky, both technologically and financially. The rapid advancement of technology broadens the interfaces between military and civilian technology. Such changes are likely to enhance international collaboration in military R&D and what this study calls "commercialization of military technology." This study deals with military R&D processes in a broad context which results in certain weapon development projects as an outcome of such changes.

Uppsala University Department of Peace & Conflict Research, Report No. 51

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