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Small Arms Survey. 2007 ‘Cost and Benefits for the Licensee.’ Small Arms Survey 2007: Guns and the City, p. 11. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1 July
Most of the countries producing small arms under licence are developing countries. They often seek to establish indigenous defence industries, reduce import dependence, and/or secure and retain jobs within the country.
Malaysia's defence industry is too small and its research capabilities too limited to satisfy the government's goal of self-reliance in meeting domestic defence needs. Malaysia therefore tries to spur the transfer of foreign technology to the local defence industry through licensed production agreements.