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U.S. maintains its critical technologies lead over Warsaw Pact and allies.

US Maintains Its Critical Technologies Lead Over Warsaw Pact and Allies

The US continues to maintain a world lead in critical technologies capabilities, "but there exists key niches of technology where other countries are moving aggressively ahead and have matched or surpassed our capabilities," according to a recently released DoD report.

Achievements of Warsaw Pact and allies in the selected microwave-related item categories are compared with those of the US in the report as follows

* microelectronic circuits and their fabrication: Warsaw Pact is considered lagging; NATO and Israel are reported capable of making some contributions; and Japan is judged significantly ahead in some niches of technology

* simulation and modeling: Warsaw Pact is lagging; NATO and Japan are capable of making some contributions

* sensitive radars: Warsaw Pact generally is lagging in some areas; NATO, Japan and Sweden are capable of making contributions

* passive sensors: Warsaw Pact generally is lagging except in some areas; NATO and Japan are capable of making some contributions

* automatic target recognition: Warsaw Pact generally is lagging except in some areas; NATO, Japan, Israel and Sweden are capable of making some contributions

* phased-arrays: Warsaw Pact is lagging; NATO is capable of making some contributions

* signature control: Warsaw Pact is lagging; NATO is capable of making some contributions

* high power microwaves: Warsaw Pact significantly leads in some niches of technology; NATO is capable of making some contributions

* pulsed power: Warsaw Pact significantly leads in some niches of technology; NATO is capable of making some contributions

* superconductivity: Warsaw Pact generally is lagging except in some areas; NATO is capable of making some contributions; Japan is significantly ahead in some niches of technology.

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Author:Green, Gerald
Publication:Microwave Journal
Date:Aug 1, 1989
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