U.S.-Japan FS-X Codevelopment Program

T-NSIAD-89-32: Published: May 16, 1989. Publicly Released: May 16, 1989.

Additional Materials:


Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800

GAO discussed the proposed FS-X codevelopment program between the United States and Japan. GAO found that: (1) in negotiating the FS-X program, the Departments of Defense (DOD) and State did not coordinate with or solicit the views of the Department of Commerce or other economic policymaking agencies; (2) U.S. industry will receive 40 percent of the value of the total FS-X development budget; (3) DOD officials have emphasized the potential value of Japanese technology, but the United States has superior composites technology and appears to be ahead in radar development; and (4) DOD has taken steps to safeguard U.S. technology, including monitoring the release of sensitive computer software source codes.

Oct 19, 2017

Oct 12, 2017

Oct 4, 2017

Sep 28, 2017

Sep 19, 2017

Sep 13, 2017

Sep 7, 2017

  • international icon: Art Explosion

    Diplomatic Security:

    Key Oversight Issues
    GAO-17-681SP: Published: Sep 7, 2017. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 2017.

Sep 5, 2017

Aug 29, 2017

Looking for more? Browse all our products here