The Soviet Armaments Industry
Current developments such as the policy of perestroika are assessed and although the future remains uncertain in the current phase of transition, a prognosis is given as to which sectors of the armaments industry will actually be covered by the reforms, and the nature and extent of the changes that we might come to expect from their implementation.
This book discusses the development of the Soviet armaments industry and provides a detailed analysis of the Soviet armaments sector within the context of its industrial base. It aims to fill the current research gap in studies of Soviet military-industrial complex by providing a comprehensive survey of Soviet armaments development in the pre-Gorbachev period. Case studies of projects such as the MiG, naval armaments and arms export are examined in the wider context of the Soviet economy and the decision making process. Within this framework, the author explores issues such as the role of Stalin, the links between party and industry and the role of the
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