Russian Rearmament: An Assessment of Defence-Industrial Performance

Richard Connolly, Cecilie Sendstad

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This article addresses two related questions associated with Russia’s rearmament program (GPV-2020). First, it examines how the Russian defense industry has performed in the first five years of the rearmament program, by presenting data describing the quantity and quality of new arms procurement in Russia. Second, the article considers which factors explain the nature of Russian defense-industrial performance over the past five years, including the importance of the increase in financial resources allocated to defense procurement, as well as additional structural and institutional factors. It is argued that, although defense-industrial performance between 2011 and 2015 has not been perfect, it can still be considered to have been relatively successful.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-160
Number of pages18
JournalProblems of Post-Communism
Issue number3
Early online date19 Oct 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Oct 2016


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