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India’s Growing Frustration May Signal Larger Opportunity for Competition

India’s recent announcement that it may seek to impose financial penalties on the Russian government for continued delays in the delivery of the Admiral Gorschkov (rechristened INS Vikramaditya) marks yet another downturn in Indo-Russian commercial relations. The Gorschkov, originally slated to be delivered in August 2008, has experienced a series of delays and has has now seen its delivery schedule …

Reasons for Optimism in European Defense Markets

I know, I know, there are a lot of reasons to be pessimistic about government spending in Europe. Greece remains mired in challenges, Italy and Spain face at least another round of budget cuts, and France and Germany can’t seem to agree on lunch, never mind the proper role of the ECB. All of this …

U.S. Navy Steadfast on Aircraft Development

The Navy is often seen as a reluctant supporter of the Joint Strike Fighter program. In recent weeks, Boeing has attempted to capitalize on this perception by displaying a slew of F/A-18 Super Hornet upgrades to potentially disgruntled F-35 customers. However, getting the largest operator of Super Hornets to sign on for additional upgrades would …

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