Eurofighters for NATO and for Export: An Example of ‘Dumb Defence’?

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been promoting the sale of British made defence equipment during his recent Asian tour while BAE Systems announced a new Eurofighter Typhoon contract with the NATO EF2000 and Tornado Development, Production and Logistics Management Agency (NETMA).

On this second annual Global Day of Action on Military Spending, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) revealed that world military expenditure in 2011 totalled $1.74 trillion. This briefing paper reviews the part played by one military procurement programme. It also considers whether there are any lessons to be learned as NATO attempts to develop a new ‘Smart Defence’ initiative. Read More in the attached pdf.