Defence mergers: could growing monopolies signal the end of innovation?

Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields,” Eisenhower said. |The development of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II test aircraft has been innovative, but slow and costly. |For some kinds of weapons systems, including land combat vehicles, the Pentagon has a very limited number of potential suppliers. |Northrop Grumman’s B-2 ‘Stealth’ bomber exhibited revolutionary technology for the time.



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