Defense Industry Trans-Atlantic Forays Feature Deals That Preserve Local Jobs
Erwin, Sandra I., National Defense
U.S. defense contractors seeking to expand their business in Europe must fight their marketing battles on two fronts, say industry experts.
Their challenge is both to satisfy military customers' needs for advanced, affordable technology and to assuage politicians' fears of losing local jobs.
The upshot for U.S. allies-such as the United Kingdom-is that their military establishments are often caught in the middle of a tug-of-war between their purported goal to field military equipment that is compatible with U.S. weapon systems and government efforts to preserve the national industrial base.
As the world's preeminent aerospace providers head to the 1998 …
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Publication information: Article title: Defense Industry Trans-Atlantic Forays Feature Deals That Preserve Local Jobs. Contributors: Erwin, Sandra I. - Author. Magazine title: National Defense. Volume: 83. Issue: 540 Publication date: September 1998. Page number: 32+. © 2009 National Defense Industrial Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.