Accession Number : ADA324515

Title :   Role of Military Exports in Maintaining the Defense Industrial Base An Annex to Adjusting to the Drawdown Report of the Defense Conversion Commission,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE CONVERSION COMMISSION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Straight, Ronald L. ; Peterson, Donna J.

PDF Url : ADA324515

Report Date : FEB 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : As the Department of Defense (DoD) reduces spending for military equipment and services, companies in the U.S. defense industrial base may attempt to replace a portion of lost domestic revenues with military export sales revenues. The paper analyzes the probability that military exports will increase sufficiently to replace the lost domestic business. It concludes that absent a global crisis and anticipating no substantial increase in deliveries, it is unlikely that military exports will double or triple to offset declining purchases made by DoD. At best, military exports can cushion the inevitable decline in the business base of defense firms.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT, *DEFENSE INDUSTRY, *MILITARY BUDGETS, *FOREIGN MILITARY SALES, *DRAWDOWN, CONVERSION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COMMERCE, EXPORTS, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, DOMESTIC, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE