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


Table E.III-3. Physics

PHYSICS UNITED KINGDOM FRANCE GERMANY OTHER COUNTRIES JAPAN PACIFIC RIM FSU
Nanotechology

Capability in microscopy

Capability in molecular chemistry

Broad capability in sub-micron research

  World leader in nanotech- nology    
Photonics Optical switching,
Optoelectro- nics,
Signal processing
Optical
switching,
Optoelectronics,

Signal
processing

Optica
l computing
Optical switching,
Optoelec- tronics
Signal processing

Belgium, Canada, Sweden Optical switching

Optical switching,
Optoelectronics,
Signal processing,
Optical computing
  Russia
Optical sensors,
Optical computing
Obscured
Visibilityu & Novel
Sensing
Sensors, Signature
reduction, Lasers
Sensors,
Signature reduction, Lasers
Sensors, lasers

Israel Signature reduction

Fiber optic

gyroscopes,

Sensors, Lasers
  Russia
Glonass,
Signature
reduction,
Lasers
Optical Warfare High energy
lasers, Sensing of CB agents
High energy
lasers, Sensing
of CB agents
High energy lasers, Sensing of
CB agents
Israel, Canada Sensing of CB agents

Non-linear optics

  Russia
Non-linear

optics,
High energy lasers, Sensing of CB agents
Image Analysis Enhancement Technology Signal processing, Software &
modeling
Signal
Processing Software &
modeling
Signal processing,
Software &
modeling
Canada Signal
processing,
Software &
modeling:
Sweden
Software &
modeling

Signal processing, Software & modeling

 

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