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Author Mitchell, Cameron Scott.

Title Phoenix from the ashes? : Russia's defence industrial complex and its arms exports / Cameron Mitchell.

Imprint Canberra : ANU E Press, 2009.


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Series Canberra papers on strategy and defence ; 175
Canberra papers on strategy and defence ; 175.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Phoenix from the ashes? -- The origins and the nature of the Russian OPK -- Domestic drivers for Russian OPK success -- External drivers for OPK success: arms transfers to China -- External drivers for OPK success: arms transfers to India -- External drivers for OPK success: emerging markets.
Note Print version record.
Summary The continued existence of the Russian defence and arms industry (OPK) was called into question following the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991. Industry experts cited the lack of a domestic market, endemic corruption, and excess capacity within the industry as factors underpinning its predicted demise. However, the industry's export customers in China, India and Iran during those early years became the OPK's saving grace. Their orders introduced hard currency back into the industry and went a long way to preventing the forecasted OPK collapse. Although pessimistic predictions continued to plague the OPK throughout the 1990s, the valuable export dollars provided the OPK the breathing space it needed to claw back its competitive advantage as an arms producer. That revival has been further underpinned by a new political commitment, various research and development initiatives, and the restoration of defence industry as a tool of Russian foreign policy. The short-term future of the Russian OPK looks promising. The rising domestic defence order is beginning to challenge the export market as the OPK's most important customer. Meanwhile, exports will be safeguarded by continued foreign demand for niche Russian defence products. Although the long-term future of the OPK is more difficult to predict, Russia's solid research and development foundation and successful international joint military ventures suggest that the current thriving trend in exports is likely to continue. Russia represents the next generation of affordable and rugged military equipment for the arsenals of the developing world. Coupled with Russia's growing ability to rearm itself through higher oil prices and a more streamlined defence industry, the future of the OPK looks bright.
Language English.
Subject Weapons industry -- Russia.
Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions.
Russia (Federation) -- Economic aspects.
Russia (Federation) -- Economic conditions.
Armes -- Industrie -- Russie.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Security (National & International)
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Economics. (OCoLC)fst00902116
Social conditions (OCoLC)fst01919811
Weapons industry. (OCoLC)fst01173026
Russia. (OCoLC)fst01207312
Russia (Federation) (OCoLC)fst01262050
Other Form: Print version: Mitchell, Cameron Scott. Phoenix from the ashes? Canberra : ANU E Press, 2009 9781921666100 (DLC) 2010398530 (OCoLC)472427048
ISBN 9781921666117 (electronic bk.)
1921666110 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000044895431
AU@ 000051587708
GBVCP 1008653187
GBVCP 865744602

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