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A survey of the Greek defence industry

Christos Kollias and Apostolos Rafailidis

Defence and Peace Economics, 2003, vol. 14, issue 4, 311-324

Abstract: Greece yearly allocates a substantial part of its national income to defence and its defence burden is the highest among EU and NATO members. To meet the demand for military hardware it relies almost exclusively on imports, ranking among the largest conventional arms importers in the world. Despite efforts to develop a domestic defence industry, indigenous production only covers a limited proportion of Greece's demand for military equipment. The majority of weapons, including sophisticated and technologically advanced systems, are imported from the major arms producers. This paper critically surveys the Greek defence industrial base, its structure and recent performance, and assesses its future options.

Keywords: Defence Industry; Greece; Indigenous Arms Production (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003
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