The paper considers the state and prospects of development of the defense industry of the CIS and Baltic countries, as well as military-technical cooperation (PTS) in the post-Soviet space, including in countries geopolitically distant from the Eurasian bloc with a center in Russia, in the context of the emergence of new external and internal threats and challenges. The theoretical and documentary base of military-technical cooperation in the post- Soviet space is considered as one of the key factors of political integration. The analysis of the state and dynamics of the development of the defense industry and military-technical cooperation in selected countries of the post-Soviet space has been completed. A significant increase in the dynamics of the mutually beneficial cooperation of most countries with Russia in recent years has been revealed, while the CSTO and CIS countries are starting to develop cooperation between themselves and with third countries, including in the format of arms export. It is shown that the actual way out of cooperation with Russia and integration processes in the post-Soviet space of Ukraine has deepened the crisis in the defense industry of this country. The defense industry of the Baltic countries – NATO members fully serves the interests of the bloc in the context of increased use of these countries in the confrontation with Russia.
post-Soviet countries; the armed forces; the military-industrial complex; military-technical cooperation; the Collective Security Treaty Organization; the CIS; Ukraine; the Baltic countrie.