Arms and Innovation: Entrepreneurship and Alliances in the Twenty-First-Century Defense Industry

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Index
AAI Corporation, 36
Access to markets, 10
Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD),36,148
Aerospace Corporation, 28
Afghanistan: aircraft, 59; F-16s of the Illinois Air National Guard pilots mistakenly attack Canadian infantry in, 42; F-18C mistakenly drops JDAM on a house in Afghanistan, 69; Green Berets accidentally killed in B-52 strike in, 69–70; JDAM used over, 54–55, 58, 71; Predators with Hellfire missiles used over, 33, 37, 39! Sperwers and Lunas used by the Canadian Army over, 44
Agilent, 23
Aircraft carriers: Eisenhower, 80; USS Ronald Reagan, 80; USS Theodore Roosevelt, 58; various classes discussed, 92
Aldrich, Mike: size of the MRAP program, 134; dressing down from USMC program manager, 126; hired by Garth Barrett, 120; seeks expansion of production capacity, 129; marketing methods, 120
Allison transmissions, 126,127 table, 130
American Management Systems, 106–8
Appropriability of intellectual assets. See Leakiness of knowledge
Armor Holdings, 132
Armored vehicles: of experimentation in the industry, 148; fatalities in, 111,113 table; MediumMine Protected Vehicle (MMPV) program, 133; Mine Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicle program, 132–34; NASCAR racing harnesses unsuited for blast protection, 118; NASCAR marketing techniques well suited to industry, 130; paucity of ballistic threats in counterinsurgency, 137
Associated Containers, 126
Austal: designs General Dynamics Littoral Combat Ship, 81; knowledge and, 93; new yard in Alabama, 89
BAE Systems: against Force Protection, 125; alliance with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), 29; assertion of strategic importance to the Crown, 147; blast-protected vehicles, 119,122,130; comparable firms, 1; cooperation between Hagglunds and Bofors, 141; factory in Pennsylvania and the Bradley fighting vehicle, 128,130; with Force Protection, 122, 125,127; role in stealth aircraft development, 47; role in the Littoral Combat Ship program, 93; size required for competition, 17
Ball Aerospace, 23
Ballistic missile defense: of destroying a ballistic missile with the ground-based Midcourse Defense System, 20; effect of SBIRS-Low teaming on competition for future missile defense programs, 25, 28; “Great Scud Hunt” and targets, 19; of the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS), 26; request for more Patriot-3 missiles, 26; Scud exhaust plumes detected by DSP satellites in 1991,18; Space-Based Laser and Space-Based Radar of questionable utility without SBIRS-Low, 20;
Barrett, Garth: colonel in the Rhodesian and South African armies, 114; de-mining Mozambique, 115; founded Technical Solutions Group, 115; leaves Force Protection, 123

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • 1: The Fast and the Many 1
  • 2: Dream Teams and Brilliant Eyes 17
  • 3: Unmanned, Unafraid, and Underscoped 32
  • 4: Five Bombs in One Hole, and Cheaply 54
  • 5: Dili and the Pirates 76
  • 6: Mountains Miles Apart 98
  • 7: Drop Your Purse 111
  • 8: The Two Towers 136
  • Notes 153
  • Index 185
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