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Strategic Options: Defence Business at a Pivotal Moment


Shrinking national defence budgets are forcing defence companies to consider their options if they are to remain viable businesses in a difficult environment.

The trend of ever-decreasing national defence budgets poses many worrying questions for companies in the global defence industry and may soon require them to make significant decisions about their respective future strategies. In this article, Henrik Heidenkamp, John Louth and Trevor Taylor explore the various strategic options available to defence companies in the UK and abroad, and consider the centrality of governments in ensuring the long-term sustainability of what is

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Henrik Heidenkamp

Associate Fellow

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Trevor Taylor

Professorial Research Fellow

Defence, Industries and Society

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