DIY Defense Tech: More Countries Seek Advanced Homegrown Weaponry

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Lockheed Martin is in the midst of a lucrative deal to move production of America’s venerable F-16 fighter jet to India. While there are no more U.S. military contracts for the aging fighter, it is still very popular abroad, and the deal aims to benefit India’s domestic defense industry and Lockheed Martin’s bottom line.

This is one example of how transnational defense partnerships have become more common, and how more countries want to acquire the skills and know-how to design, develop, and build the most advanced weapons platforms and systems with their own defense industries.

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