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Exploring the Financial Benefits of U.S. Arms Export Production   [open pdf - 324KB]

"This research examines the role of arms export production in achieving financial cost savings to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). A review of three theoretical benefits, identified by arms trade scholars, that DoD enjoys as a result of arms export production shows that there is some merit to the claim that unit costs may be lowered as a result of exports. Using the F-16 fighter aircraft as a case study, this research employs financial cost analysis using cost improvement curves to estimate the extent to which DoD benefitted in terms of reduced per-unit costs through concurrent export production. This research makes a significant contribution to the cost analysis and arms exports literature by quantifying commonly purported financial benefits attributable to arms export production."

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2010-12
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Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library: http://www.nps.edu/Library/index.aspx
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