Drivers and inhibitors for transatlantic defence industry integration. - The US perspective

Authors:

  • Lundmark Martin

Publish date: 2002-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--0535--SE

Pages: 89

Written in: English

Abstract

The report describes the transatlantic defence industry integration. This integration has compared to other industries been limited despite decades of initiatives in order to increase integration. The report focuses on the strategies of the US so called primes - Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman - and the US defence context. The US defence industrial context and its actors are described. The modes of integration that characterise the transatlantic defence industry integration are described and related to each other in a typology based on degree of integration. US drivers and inhibitors for integration are presented from a government as well as from a corporate perspective. These drivers and inhibitors are then used as a tool in order to offer an explanation why the transatlantic pattern of integration is so limited. The report ends with recommendations for the Swedish defence industrial policy. The analysis in the report is primarily based on interviews and empirical collection in the US during spring, 2001.

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