Comparative Analysis of U.S. and PRC Efforts to Advance Critical Military Technology

This report outlines an approach for comparatively assessing the capacity, progress, and impact of critical military technologies under development in the United States and the People’s Republic of China. This approach is designed to be applicable across a diverse range of technologies and used to conduct comparative analyses of U.S. and PRC efforts to develop and deploy critical technologies for military use.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Establishing an Analytic Baseline for a Critical Technology Area

  • Chapter Two

    Assessing Research and Development Activities

  • Chapter Three

    Assessing Operational Effectiveness

  • Chapter Four

    Analyzing Countermeasures

  • Chapter Five

    Identifying Other Notable Activities, Uncertainties, Limitations, and Recommendations

  • Appendix A

    Summary of Stakeholder Engagement, Data Collection, and Documentation

  • Appendix B

    U.S. and PRC Variations of the NDIS Model

This research was sponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and conducted within the Acquisition and Technology Policy Program of the RAND National Security Research Division.

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