International Military Markets

For nearly 30 years following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the European defense environment remained shaped by the post-Cold War "peace dividend." After the dissolution of the USSR, Europe's national armies were shorn of manpower and high-end kinetic capabilities and transformed from heavy-armored and conscripted static forces into more mobile, professionalized militaries.

With the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact satellites no longer poised to roll armored tank divisions through Western Europe, the strategic dynamic across the continent abruptly changed, and the lack of an imminent conventional military threat meant governments placed a lesser focus on defense matters. Out went the large, heavily armored standing conscript armies prepping for territorial defense, and in came smaller, more specialized militaries tailored for out-of-theater security operations and peacekeeping missions.

Sign Up For a Free Download
First Name — REQUIRED
Last Name — REQUIRED
Email Address — REQUIRED
Phone Number
Organization Name — REQUIRED
Job Title

By submitting this request, I agree to Forecast International's terms and conditions, which include permission for Forecast International to send periodic promotional materials via email.
Your privacy is very important to us. We protect your personal information as if it were our own and we do not provide or sell this information to any other group or organization. You may opt out of our email promotions at any time by selecting opt out, and your email address will be permanently removed from our list.