Arms manufacturing goods and technologies: exports-at-risks

Arms manufacturing goods and technologies: exports-at-risks Arms manufacturing goods and technologies are widely sought on the international defence market: they can help importing States to reduce dependence on their suppliers while progressively acquiring knowledge and know-how likely to strengthen their own defence industry. But these manufacturing capabilities also pose a challenge to exporting companies as they have been increasingly required to transfer such defence articles as part of expanding offsets requirements, thereby putting their own competitiveness at risk. As to suppliers States, exports of defence manufacturing capabilities must be assessed through the risk of end-use diversion as well as their potential negative impact on national employment rate.

Crédit photo : Usine de munitions de l’entreprise Caracal (crédit: army-technology.com)