MODERN CHALLENGES FOR SPECIAL EXPORTERS OF UKRAINE IN WITHIN MILITARY AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION ON THE ARMS MARKET

  • V. Begma
  • K. Rubel
  • D. Plilip
Keywords: military and technical cooperation, military and industrial complex, military and dual-use goods, State-owned self-supporting foreign and investment firm

Abstract

The authors analyzed main tendencies and directions of current Ukrainian export/import policy of weapons and military equipment under conditions of foreign competitors’ interaction on the world armaments market within the period of 2016–2018. The current issues and possible political and economic risks of military and technical cooperation of Ukraine are determined in the article. After monitoring specialized, social and political editions of foreign countries covering the subject of weapons transfer and military technology, the distinctive features of special measures of influence on the world market of armament were revealed with use of global and regional mass media. The documented arguments are based on the Russian Federation’s unjustifiable accusations of Ukraine on the illegal supply of armaments and military equipment on international market, in particular, rocket technologies to North Korea. It was proved that there were discredit mass media campaigns in the global and regional media around Ukraine's military and technical cooperation since 2014, mostly inspired by state institutions of the Russian Federation. At present, their main goal is not only a competitive struggle between special exporters on the market of military and dual use of goods, but above all political pressure on top state leadership of Ukraine's partner countries at international arena. The necessity of development of the system of strategic communications of Ukraine taking into account image risks in the sphere of military-technical cooperation is substantiated, and it is emphasized on the necessity of preventive communicative strategies in the arms market as a means of counteracting special measures of influence from competitors. Based on the analysis of examples of contracts, we determined the features of special measures of influence against Ukraine as a method of unfair competition in the arms market.

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Published
2019-03-28
How to Cite
Begma, V., Rubel, K., & Plilip, D. (2019). MODERN CHALLENGES FOR SPECIAL EXPORTERS OF UKRAINE IN WITHIN MILITARY AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION ON THE ARMS MARKET. Strategic Panorama, (2), 76-85. Retrieved from https://niss-panorama.com/index.php/journal/article/view/85
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Military-Technical Cooperation