CURRENT OVERVIEW AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES ON INTEGRATED DEFENSE LOGISTICS IN SOUTH AMERICA: OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE REGIONAL DEFENCE INDUSTRY

Authors

  • Edson Aita Doctor candidate in Military Sciences at Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Militares (PPGCM) at Instituto Meira Mattos de Estudos Políticos e Estratégicos, da Escola de Comando e Estado Maior do Exército (IMM / ECEME).). Master in Military Operations and Graduate in Military Sciences. Researcher of the Group Brazil and the Americas and the Laboratory of Defense Studies (LED).
  • Álvaro Vasconcelos Studart Instituto Meira Mattos de Estudos Políticos e Estratégicos, da Escola de Comando e Estado-Maior do Exército (IMM/ECEME)
  • Marcos Aurelio Guedes de Oliveira Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.69387

Keywords:

Defense industry, South American integration, Defense logistics.

Abstract

This work aims to analyze the current situation and future prospects of an integrated defense logistics in South America, with emphasis on the defense industries of South American countries. To do so, it was made a wide bibliographical and documentary review on the subject in question. The South American Defense Council (SADC), established in 2008, has as one of its objectives the creation of an integrated defense industrial base in South America, in order to achieve greater regional autonomy and reduce the costs of R&D and production of defense products. However, while analyzing the literature, it is observed that currently there is still a shy interaction between countries, summing up to a few bilateral agreements or arrangements between small groups. On the other hand, when picturing the future scenario, it appears that the rhetoric is likely to be realized, which would benefit the entire region, with the possibility of real political and economic gains to the States. There seems to be room for integration and the development of a regional synergy, for which it becomes critical that the larger countries support smaller countries, disadvantaged economically, but still with great potential and consumer realities and close geostrategic threats.

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Author Biographies

Edson Aita, Doctor candidate in Military Sciences at Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Militares (PPGCM) at Instituto Meira Mattos de Estudos Políticos e Estratégicos, da Escola de Comando e Estado Maior do Exército (IMM / ECEME).). Master in Military Operations and Graduate in Military Sciences. Researcher of the Group Brazil and the Americas and the Laboratory of Defense Studies (LED).

Doutorando em Ciências Militares pelo Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Militares (PPGCM) do Instituto Meira Mattos de Estudos Políticos e Estratégicos, da Escola de Comando e Estado-Maior do Exército (IMM/ECEME). Mestre em Operações Militares e Graduado em Ciências Militares. Pesquisador do Grupo O Brasil e as Américas e do Laboratório de Estudos de Defesa (LED) 

Álvaro Vasconcelos Studart, Instituto Meira Mattos de Estudos Políticos e Estratégicos, da Escola de Comando e Estado-Maior do Exército (IMM/ECEME)

Doctor candidate at Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Militares (PPGCM) at Instituto Meira Mattos de Estudos Políticos e Estratégicos, at Escola de Comando e Estado Maior do Exército (IMM / ECEME). Specialist in teaching at Higher Education.

Marcos Aurelio Guedes de Oliveira, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Titular Professor in Political Science at UFPE. PhD in Political Science at the University of Essex and Post-Doctorate in International Relations at the Institute of Higher Studies of Latin America, Sorbonne, Paris III. Currently a researcher at CNPq and CAPES and Coordinates the American Studies Nucleos.

Published

2017-03-23

How to Cite

Aita, E., Vasconcelos Studart, Álvaro, & Guedes de Oliveira, M. A. (2017). CURRENT OVERVIEW AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES ON INTEGRATED DEFENSE LOGISTICS IN SOUTH AMERICA: OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE REGIONAL DEFENCE INDUSTRY. AUSTRAL: Brazilian Journal of Strategy &Amp; International Relations, 5(10). https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.69387

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