Business Briefs

Transatlantic Defense Procurement

This brief examines transatlantic defense procurement. Defense procurement is not like normal trade. There is more protectionism, and the small number of purchasers means there is less of a market as well. The balance between suppliers and purchasers is also distorted. The market in the United States is much larger than in Europe, and so there is a cost advantage in “buying off the American shelf”, but there will be advantages in European and American contractors working more closely together in the future. This brief explores these dynamics in greater detail.

  • Industry Drivers
  • Sectoral Integration - The Military Industrial Complex
  • Current Issues
  • Conclusion


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