Always the optimist, eh Sok? ;)
No i just gave an example, sh*t happens and while Germany is a reliable arms dealer the most reliable arms dealer is always home.
Well, that was just how I see it. Germany's arms industry is not so much about pride or security but a huge economical factor. We sell our stuff left and right....
Thats pretty much the same for Poland, we dont get so many sales but we do have enough, it boosts our science and technology and provides jobs, buying stuff is simply not worth it.
There are times when developing stuff would be too expensive for example tanks are an absurdly expensive doodad so its cheaper to buy used stuff off Germany, Jets are tricky too so it pays to buy from US but artillery, trucks, APCs, mortars, IFVs and much more we can handle and it pays to develop them.
I know. My pops said Huta Stalowa Wola was the largest arms producer in Poland
We sold tanks, trucks, APCs, engineering vehicles, towed artillery, AA guns, radars, radios, minelying and medevec vehicles etc... Currently we have deals with Iraq, Egypt, some South American countries, Turkey and India.