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Defense Reform and Technology

Defense Reform and Technology


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About the Book

To capture the defense reform debate surrounding the proper application of high technology in military systems, this study focuses on tactical aircraft, an area epitomizing cutting-edge technology. Air combat history is revisited (including the 1991 Persian Gulf War) to confirm, reject, or qualify positions advocating certain technologies in tactical aviation. Emphasis is placed on enduring combat ideas and aircraft design principles. The interaction between mission requirements, inventory composition, and aircraft design is discussed to illustrate the dynamics of constrained choice that enters acquisition decisions. The relevance of reform arguments in the post-Cold War era is assessed, including the impact of political and economic constraints on future force-mix options, the shift from NATO-centered contingencies to Third World Low Intensity Conflict (LIC), and the threat of conventional arms proliferation.


About the Author:

SERGE HERZOG, who served in the Swiss Air Defense, is currently a consultant for OEISInc.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275946289
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger Publishers
  • Height: 245 mm
  • No of Pages: 224
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 507 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0275946282
  • Publisher Date: 30 May 1994
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 22 mm
  • Width: 164 mm


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