Defence-Industrial Cooperation of V4 Countries up to 2016


Article deals with analysis and description of defence-industrial cooperation of V4 countries from the beginning of nineties of the 20th century up to 2016. The goal of this text is presentation of findings relating to achieved degree of cooperation, where besides realized cooperation (its outcomes are real products) and political aspects (as determining mechanism and framework of whole partnership) attention is also paid to the causes as a driving force of past and current state. In conclusion, author assesses the most problematic issues of defenceindustrial cooperation of V4 countries and also obstacles of their deeper EU involvement, which can be used as a more suitable framework for anchoring regional partnership in sector of defence industry. Author also outlines areas of potential future cooperation of Visegrad partners.

Erik Jurásek, born 1992. He is a graduate from the Security and Strategic Studies at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University in Brno (2017). In 2016 he passed internship in Česká zbrojovka a.s. His areas of interest are defence and military policy of European countries and their defence industry.

Country: Czech Republic


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