October 1997

Chapter 9: Production Logistics

Methods for Armaments Cooperation

909. There are various ways in which cooperation in armaments can be achieved, such as :

Agreements on Production

  • agreement to manufacture identical equipment in various countries
  • agreement to produce one part of a "family of weapons", e.g. one nation undertakes production of a short-range weapon, whilst others produce medium and long-range versions;
  • agreement to purchase equipment produced by other nations;
  • agreement to set up a joint international production agency for equipment.

Agreements on Standardization

  • agreement to ensure that certain national equipments are compatible with those of other nations;
  • agreement to ensure equipments are interoperable;
  • agreement on the use of interchangeable components.

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