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


Table E.I-2. Highlighted Long-Term Opportunities

TOPICS (Ref. to E.III) UNITED KINGDOM FRANCE GERMANY OTHER COUNTRIES JAPAN PACIFIC RIM FSU
B. MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES Fluid dynamics, Linear algebra Levy processes, Dynamic systems, Boltzman's equations, Control theory, Computer vision, Finite elements, Nonsmooth optimization Finite elements, Interactive methods Canada Analytic geometry Israel Computational physics General capabilities India China Russia Numerical methods
C. COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS Data base sciences, Natural language processing Natural language processing Natural language processing Netherlands Sweden Software prototyping    
D. PHYSICS Optical switching, Sensors, Signature reduction, Lasers Optical switching, Sensors, Signature reduction, Lasers Sub-micron research, Optical switching, Sensors Canada Sweden Israel Sub-micron research, Optical switching, Sensors, Fiberoptic gyros, Lasers   Russia Glonass, Optical sensors, Non-linear optics
E. CHEMISTRY Polymer composites, Surface resistance to wear and corrosion, Chem/biol defense, Soldier power, Demil, restor, & pollution prevention Chem/biol defense, Soldier power Polymer composites, Surface resistance to wear and corrosion, Chem/biol defense, Soldier power, Explosives/
propellants
Israel Netherlands Sweden Finland Chem/biol defense Israel Sweden Canada Explosives/ propellants Polymer composites, Surface resistance to wear and corrosion, Explosives/ propellants, Chem/biol defense S. Korea China Surface resistance  
F. MATERIALS SCIENCE Welding and joining, Armor/antiarmor, Coatings, Ion implant Ceramic matrix composites, Armor Ceramics, Coatings Israel Armor, Personnel armor, Diamond deposition Composites, Superconductors, Coatings S. Korea Tungsten alloy penetrators Russia Armor, Anti-armor, Superalloys Ukraine Welding and joining
G. ELECTRONICS JESSI/MEDEA research, C3, Networking, Switching JESSI/MEDEA research, Battlefield communications JESSI/MEDEA research, Networking, Switching   Solid-state devices, Networking, Switching, MMIC, Low-power devices    
H. MECHANICAL SCIENCES Smart/active structures, Fluid dynamics, Gas turbine engines, Solid/liquid gun Smart/active structures, Fluid dynamics, Gas turbine engines, Solid gun Smart/active structures, recipricating engines, solid gun Italy Smart/active structures Canada Fluid dynamics, Solid gun, Gas Turbines Smart/active structures, Fluid dynamics, Recipricating engines   Russia Ukraine Naval gun propulsion, Experimental-
theoretical fluid dynamics
I. ATMOSPHERIC & TERRESTRIAL SCIENCES Atmospheric backscatter, Global and regional weather prediction, Cold weather prediction Atmopheric electricity-aircraft interactions, IR physics of the atmosphere Low level weather prediction Canada Ice flow & weather prediction, Atmospheric dispersion Denmark Ionosphere interactions, Atmospheric turbulance Netherlands IR background Brazil Ionosphere experiments Ionosphere & troposphere interactions, Tropical cyclones   Russia Solar flare prediction, Atmosphere spectral transmissivity, Low level weather prediction
J. MEDICAL Infectious diseases, Combat casualty care, Operational medicine, Biological defense Infectious diseases, Combat casualty care, Operational medicine, Biological defense Infectious diseases, Combat casualty care, Operational medicine, Biological defense Switzerland Israel Netherlands Sweden Infectious diseases, Combat casualty, Operational medicine, Biological defense Infectious diseases, Combat casualty care, Operational medicine, Biological defense China Infectious diseases, Combat casualty care Russia Combat casualty care, Bbiological defense
K. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Combinatorial chemistry, Genome project, Receptor characterization, NMR, Microbial products for nutrition, Bioremidiation, Nutritional additives, Protein stabilizers, PHB plasticizer, Energy transduction, Biomaterials for tensile strength Genome project, Receptor characterization, Nutrient additives, Bioremediation, Stress resistance, Protein stabilizers, Energy transduction, Biomaterials for tensile strength Combinatorial chemistry, Genome project, Nutrient additives, Bioremediation, Protein stabilizers, Energy trnasduction, Biomaterials for tensile strength Israel Wide range of entries Netherlands Wide range of entries Switzerland Wide range of entries Genome project, Receptor characterization, NMR, Visual sensing, Metabolic products, Bioremediation, Protein stabilizers, Biomaterials for tensile strength Australia Wide range of entries  
L. BEHAVIORAL, COGNITIVE AND NEURAL SCIENCES Cognitive, Noncognitive, Perceptual processes Cognitive, Noncognitive, Perceptual processes Cognitive, Noncognitive, Perceptual processes Netherlands Israel Sweden Cognitive, Noncognitive, Perceptual processes, Leadership Cognitive, Noncognitive, Netherlands Perceptual processes    

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