International Cooperative Research and Development Between the United States and France, Germany, and the United Kingdom [open pdf - 361KB]
From the thesis abstract: "With defense budgets shrinking throughout the world and coalition forces facing interoperability issues while conducting asymmetric warfare in a post Cold-War environment, many nations are seeking ways to acquire economical weapon systems that are interoperable with allies and coalition members. One method of addressing these concerns is International Cooperative Research and Development (ICR&D). This MBA [Master of Business Administration] Project will evaluate the current ICR&D process and make recommendations to enhance the ICR&D process by examining ICR&D between the U.S. and NATO Members, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Case studies were used for comparisons in order to determine the advantages and concerns pertaining to ICR&D and to recommend appropriate ICR&D strategies."
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