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In the Far East military spending has continued to grow as a percentage of gross national product, and takes the same share of resources as in industrial countries, where per capita income is some 10 times higher. Only in China has the military part of government spending appeared to decline. 8 Behind these figures a qualitative arms race can be perceived. Both WTO and NATO are continuously modernising their conventional forces, introducing improved systems like the M-1 main battle tank, Tornado and F-16 fighter aircraft on the one side, and the Hind attack helicopters and Mig-25 and Mig-29 fighter aircraft on the other.
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As the ET battlefield becomes larger, more transparent, more deadly, and more computerised, the better and cheaper defence may, in fact, be radically different from today, represented by the infantryman in his quickly dug foxhole with homing mortars and laser designators. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Special thanks are due to John Wentworth, Wayne Tucker and Paula Humfrey of Klein Walker Associates for research assistance. Notes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. For an interesting historical glimpse at military technology, see Williams H.
Emerging Technologies and Military Doctrine: A Political Assessment by Frank Barnaby, Marlies Ter Borg