U. S. FLAT PANEL DISPLAY CAPABILITIES
The Department of Defense today released the report entitled "Building U. S.
Capabilities in Flat Panel Displays." The report contains the final analysis
of an interagency group that conducted a year-long study on how the military
could best obtain early, assured, and affordable access to advanced display
Flat panel displays--visual screens that are millimeters deep, very light,
rugged, and portable--will be essential to maintaining superiority in the
battlefield of the future.
In the preface to the report, Deputy Secretary of
Defense John M. Deutch wrote, " As our display technology investments came up
for review in early 1993, it became evident that a clear path that would enable
the Department to procure advanced flat panel displays for military systems
remained elusive and uncertain.
The continued availability of leading edge
display technology for military applications posed a potential concern for the
technology and industrial base supporting the national defense."
The report concludes that U. S. flat panel display capabilities can be enhanced
by increasing funding for flat panel display manufacturing research and
development and its infrastructure; by speeding up the use of advanced display
technology in military and other government systems; and by developing measures
to promote more open markets for U. S. display producers.
Media representatives may obtain copies of "Building U. S. Capabilities in Flat
Panel Displays" from DoD's Directorate for Defense Information, (703) 695-0192.
Other requesters should call (703) 697-5737.