Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 99 Part 1.djvu/736
99 STAT. 714
Ante, p. 605.
PUBLIC LAW 99-145—NOV. 8, 1985 (2) The formal arms cooperation opportunities document referred to in paragraph (1) shall include the following: (A) A statement indicating whether or not a project similar to the one under consideration by the Department of Defense is in development or production by one or more of the other NATO member nations. (B) If a project similar to the one under consideration by the Department of Defense is in development by one or more other member nations of NATO, an assessment by the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering as to whether that project could satisfy, or could be modified in scope so as to satisfy, the military requirements of the project of the United States under consideration by the Department of Defense. (C) An assessment of the advantages and disadvantages with regard to program timing, developmental and life cycle costs, technology sharing, and Rationalization, Standardization, and Interoperability (RSI) of seeking to structure a cooperative development program with one or more other NATO member nations. (D) The recommendation of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering as to whether the Department of Defense should explore the feasibility and desirability of a cooperative development program with one or more other member nations of NATO. (g) SiDE-BY-SiDE TESTING.—(1) It is the sense of Congress— (A) that the Department of Defense should perform more sideby-side testing of conventional defense equipment manufactured by the United States and other member nations of NATO; and (B) that such testing should be conducted at the late stage of the development process when there is usually only a single United States prime contractor. (2) In addition to any funds appropriated for activities of the Director of Defense Test and Evaluation pursuant to section 201(a), $50,000,000 shall be available to the Director, from any other funds appropriated to the Department of Defense for fiscal year 1986, for the acquisition of items of the type specified in paragraph (3) manufactured by other member nations of NATO for side-by-side comparison testing with comparable items of United States manufacture. (3) Items that may be acquired by the Director of Defense Test and Evaluation under paragraph (2) include the following: (A) Submunitions and dispensers. (B) Anti-tank and anti-armor guided missiles. (C) Mines, for both land and naval warfare. (D) Runway-cratering devices. (E) Torpedoes. (F) Mortar systems. (G) Light armored vehicles and major subsystems thereof. (H) Utility vehicles. (I) High-velocity anti-tank guns. (J) Short-Range Air Defense Systems (SHORADS). (K) Mobile air defense systems and components. (4) The Director of Defense Test and Evaluation shall notify the Committees on Armed Services and on Appropriations of the Senate and House of Representatives of his intent to obligate funds made