Unmanned surface vessels could supplement navies in peace and war.
Yes, but there are hard ways and easy ways for an army to stand up new capabilities.
Jean Tiroleâ€™s award in economics reminds us that defense procurement is a deeply challenging business problem.
Major Mariam al Mansouriâ€™s exploits are an unintended benefit of a looser arms export regime.
Big defense contractorsâ€™ reactions to start-ups may be more proactive than we suppose.
Russian threats and US economizing may be driving the business north and east.
Rosa DeLauroâ€™s HR 5581 is a very bad bill indeed.
Different displays of similar vehicles reveal the structural heterogeneity of the defense industry.
The GAOâ€™s review of the 2005 BRAC sharply indicts consolidation for consolidationâ€™s sake.
A Better Business Model for Transnational Armaments Cooperation
The business model of transnational cooperation in armaments development and production is not working. Though founded on the promise of achieving economies of scale, especially through long production runs, the political allocation of work share tends to undermine this proposition. In its place, we propose an alternative model organized around the promise of achieving innovation in development among a small core of customers who share a compelling military-technical challenge. Because the resulting business model of transnational cooperation is a more coherent expression of how firms can ally across borders to make money and sustain profitability, it is also more likely to realize material solutions and options that show a fair return on defense ministriesâ€™ investments in these ventures.