Offset Implementations for Turkey's International Defense Acquisitions
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Offsets is the umbrella term for a broad range of industrial and commercial compensatory practices. Specifically, offset agreements in the defense environment are increasing globally as a percentage of exports. Developed countries with established defense industries use offsets to channel work or technology to their domestic defense companies. Countries with newly industrialized economies are utilizing both military and commercial related offsets that involve the transfer of technology and know-how. Overall, offsets are definitely not new, and occur under a variety of names. In the defense industry it is now an accepted practice among both sellers and purchasers, and is likely to remain so for the indefinite future. This research will discuss defense offsets within the context of international trade and global arms trade. This discussion will draw upon the existing body of theory and practice on offsets as identified in the literature review to provide a basic understanding of offsets within the wider international trade context. The offset policies of selected countries will be analyzed prior to exploring the development of Turkish offset policy. Additionally sample defense acquisition programs will be examined as case studies to explain the incentives within Turkish offsets and to suggest future offset policies.
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