Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-cite-them-right
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Acquiring Deterrence: Defence Procurements’ Role in Deterrence
Swedish Defence University.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A major Norwegian defence procurement project takes decades from project initiation to the desired military capability is delivered and has reached full operational capability. The Norwegian Armed Forces’ primary mission is to maintain a credible deterrence and prevent armed conflicts arising, meaning that the capability acquired through military procurement projects must play into future general deterrence. Do Norway’s strategic military capability procurement projects contribute to a credible and capable deterrence?

The purpose of this study is to gain a deeper understanding of the deterrence potential of two chosen Norwegian military procurement projects of strategic importance. The capabilities studied are the acquisition of the US fifth generation fighter, F-35 Lightning II and the 212CD submarine to be designed and built by Germany. The two projects have a combined estimated investment cost of 113 billion NOK.

Deterrence is a large area in social science and the discipline of War Studies. This study applies a deterrence theory lens, primarily based on the conclusion in Zagare’s and Kilgour’s perfect deterrence theory regarding the importance of capable and credible threats, operationalised through Dalsjö’s five dimensions of threshold defence.

The analysis identifies a clear credibility issue with one of the projects and the paradox that cost saving decisions intended to ensure operational availability and increase credibility also make the capability more vulnerable and less credible due to lack of redundancy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 37
Keywords [en]
Deterrence, Conventional Deterrence, Perfect Deterrence, Threshold Defence, Defence Procurement, Military Capability, F-35, 212CD
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7457OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-7457DiVA, id: diva2:1209842
Subject / course
War Studies, Thesis
Educational program
Högre stabsofficersutbildning (HSU)
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2018-06-05 Created: 2018-05-24 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(891 kB)29 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 891 kBChecksum SHA-512
807355e1bbea89bb3b85e38977a6fc74dbeea2e0133b107c6073330bd1541540deeceddb7b16bb8c258f8407ef85a4b7deb99a845a4a8e47bca6293f6735bdb3
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Swedish Defence University
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 29 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 189 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-cite-them-right
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf