The Hardest Part

Just entering this year’s DEFEXPO 2014 conference in New Delhi requires patience – and doing business in India is no different. One contractor described it as waiting on a train platform. So even though as Av Week’s Jay Menon reports, that defense deals have slowed to a trickle in the run-up to national elections this spring, contractors have long-term returns in mind. For U.S. companies, the investment of time is paying off: Since early in the last decade, the U.S. has sold more than $14 billion in foreign military and direct commercial sales to India.

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Aviation Week & Space Technology is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.


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Aviation Week editors routinely get blowback when they write about sensitive topics, and the best example of that may be an October 1957 story that revealed the U.S. had been tracking Russian missile launches from advanced long-range radar units in Turkey....More
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