Annex E. International Armaments Strategy
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


B. Vision

International military-industrial partnerships contribute to warfighting capabilities of our soldiers and our allies by maintaining a truly "world-class" technology and industrial base, built on a global-minded workforce and the best available industrial capabilities and services. As shown in Figure E-1, our International Armaments Cooperative Strategy (IACS) is a comprehensive effort to focus our diverse goals to--

Maintain a global awareness of the best technological developments and develop leveraging strategies considering the potential contributions of industry, universities, other government agencies, and international sources;

Focus data and personnel exchanges and participation in international forums to optimize benefit to the U.S. Army; and

To develop and represent in the ASTMP, senior-level guidance based on well-thought out leveraging strategies.

Figure E-1. The International Armaments Cooperation Strategy (IACS) Focus