Perspectives for the German defense industry in the framework of alternative scenarios

German companies working in the field of defense technology are at the beginning of a restructuring process, which is the result of reduced budgets for military procurement. This process cannot be halted. Jobs and industrial locations are in danger and the time available for restructuring is running out since, for example, the US industry is making a concerted effort to buy up European manufacturers. A two-year research project funded by the Hans Böckler Foundation is investigating alternative scenarios for the German defense industry within the framework of this restructuring process.

Funded by

Hans-Böckler-Foundation, in cooperation with the Working Group on Defense Technology of the IG Metall and the European Metalworkers‘ Federation (EMF)

Duration of project

until 2007

Other publications

Küchle, Hartmut. 2005. "EU-Rüstungsmarkt erfordert nationale Industriepolitik."
Strategie und Technik, März, pp. 8-11.
________. 2005. Die Neustrukturierung des deutschen Rüstungsmarktes als industriepolitische Aufgabe. Düsseldorf: Hans-Böckler-Stiftung.