Andrade, Israel de Oliveira Franco, Luiz Gustavo Aversa
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Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 2178
Amid the current context of reorganization of the Brazilian defense industry, an important question to be tackled is foreign ownership in this sector. That is, the risk that products, systems and technologies before developed internally are reversed for overseas acquisition, leading to reduced effectiveness of public policies on national defense. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the issue of foreign ownership of the defense industry in the current debate on national defense in Brazil. We shall emphasize the importance of the scientific and technological component to the success of the defense industry development, as well as the main risks arising from the reduction in national production capacity in this sector. We shall also consider what lessons could be learned from international experience in order to tackle these challenges.
foreign ownership defense industry science technology and innovation national defense and sovereignty