Accession Number : ADA112438

Title :   Arms Production in Developing Countries: The Continuing Proliferation of Conventional Weapons.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Ross,Andrew L

PDF Url : ADA112438

Report Date : Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The subject of this note concerns the efforts of developing countries of reduce their dependence on the advanced industrial states, including the development of domestic arms industries. Data are presented on arms production by country for three points in time (1969, 1970, 1980) on four types (and sub-types) of weapons: aircraft, armored vehicles, missiles, and naval vessels. The major increase in weapons production came during the 1970s--15 developing countries produced arms in 1960, 18 in 1970, and 28 in 1980. Non-economic motivations to produce weapons are hypothesized to include external and internal security threats, vulnerability to manipulation by exporters, insecure military security relationships, and national pride, economic goals, import substitution, export potential, and technological stimulation of other sectors. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Industrial production, *Weapons, *Developing nations, Industries, Manufacturing, Aircraft, Armored vehicles, Guided missiles, Naval vessels, Foreign technology, Threats, National security, Vulnerability, International trade, Economics, Data acquisition, Case studies, Tables(Data)

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE