The Military Industry as the Development Factor of a Knowledge-Based Economy

  • Piotr L. Wilczyński Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny w Krakowie, Instytut Geografii
Keywords: military industry, weaponry, ranking, aviation, navy, tanks, vehicles, missles, technology

Abstract

The aim of the paper is to present and compare the most sophisticated and advanced heavyweaponry as the examples of the newest technologies in the knowledge-based national economies. Themilitary industry influences an economy not only during war. As a part of different industrial sectors,it has exceptional characteristics. It is obvious when one can see so many inventions and innovationsoriginated in the military sector. Examples presented in this paper facilitate realizing what the benefitsof a developed military industry for a national economy are. Keeping in mind the above-mentioned roleplayed by military sector for an economy, it will make it possible to avoid catastrophic fate for countriesin future military conflicts. Developed the military industry brings not only innovations in any branchof economy, but also increases security. Incomes from weaponry exports should be considered as well.

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Author Biography

Piotr L. Wilczyński, Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny w Krakowie, Instytut Geografii
Piotr L. Wilczyński, Ph.D., Chairman of international scientific syndicate Geostrategic ConsultingInternational, editor of “Geostrategy” column on Geopolityka.net portal, member of Analytics Staff inthe Polish Geopolitical Society, Assistant in Socio-Economic Geography Department of PedagogicalUniversity in Cracow. Author of numerous publications. His key interests are national security, militarysciences, political, economical, and warfare geography, geopolitics and geostrategy.

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Published
2013-11-21
How to Cite
WilczyńskiP. L. (2013). The Military Industry as the Development Factor of a Knowledge-Based Economy. Studies of the Industrial Geography Commission of the Polish Geographical Society, 21, 133-156. https://doi.org/10.24917/1198