European defense industrial policy and the United Kingdom's defense industrial base


  • Keith Hartley



This article addresses the relationship between European and U.K. defense industrial policy. It considers recent initiatives to create a European Defense Equipment Market and the U.K.'s Defense Industrial Strategy. The European and U.K. defense industries are evaluated and some of the future policy choices are assessed. The future defense firm will be different and there will be conflicts between efforts to open up national defense markets and the desire to maintain national defense industries.


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How to Cite

Hartley, K. (2008). European defense industrial policy and the United Kingdom’s defense industrial base. The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, 3(1).