The Defence Industrial Base and the West
This book, first published in 1989, analyses the effect that interdependence has had on the defence industrial base, concentrating upon those defence industries situated at the hi-tech end, and paying particular attention to the procurement decisions that affect the production of sophisticated military aircraft. Interdependence raises questions of importance to international relations, strategic studies and defence economics, and Western industrialised states have an ongoing dilemma over the degree to which they should subject their defence industrial bases to the forces of economic interdependence. Despite worries over strategic vulnerability, most Western states have been showing increased interest in arms collaboration, with the aim of maximizing the amount of weaponry available for defence. As this book shows, such a goal becomes increasingly important s the technological sophistication of weapons grows.
Introduction David G. Haglund Part 1. Intra-Alliance Collaboration and Discord over Weapons Procurement 1. Alliance Armaments Cooperation: Toward a NATO Industrial Base Michael L. Moodie and Brenton C. Fischmann 2. The MRCA/Tornado: The Politics and Economics of Collaborative Procurement Alistair Edgar 3. Conflict and Competition over the NATO Defence Industrial Base: The Case of the European Fighter Aircraft Andrew Latham Part 2. The Dilemmas of Preserving a Defence Industrial Base 4. The Importance of Arms Exports and Armament Cooperation for the West German Defence Industrial Base Bernd Huebner 5. The Swedish Defence Industrial Base: Implications for the Economy Michael K. Hawes 6. Israel and the Lavi Fighter-Aircraft: The Lion Falls to Earth Galen Roger Perras 7. ‘Techno-Nationalism’ and the Contemporary Debate over the American Defence Industrial Base David G. Haglund, with Marc Busch