What is the National Defence Industrial Association (NDIA)?

Introduction The National Defence Industrial Association (NDIA) is a trade association for the United States government and defence industrial base. It is an 501(c)3 educational organisation. Its headquarters are in Arlington, Virginia. NDIA was established in 1919 as a result of the inability of the defence industry to scale up the war effort during World… Read More


An Overview of the Military-Industrial Complex

Introduction The expression military-industrial complex (MIC) describes the relationship between a country’s military and the defence industry that supplies it, seen together as a vested interest which influences public policy. A driving factor behind the relationship between the military and the defence-minded corporations is that both sides benefit – one side from obtaining war weapons,… Read More

A Brief Overview of the Arms Industry

Introduction The arms industry, also known as the defence industry, the military industry, or the arms trade, is a global industry which manufactures and sells weapons and military technology. Public sector and private sector firms conduct research and development, engineering, production, and servicing of military material, equipment, and facilities. Customers are the armed forces of… Read More