A version of this article appears in the August 25 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. It is a striking feature of the aerospace & defense (A&D) industry that, by and large, it is still dominated by the same companies as 30 years ago, while in so many other industries historical players have long been challenged, and sometimes defeated: General Motors, Digital Equipment, Xerox, Motorola, Texas Instruments and Eastman Kodak are a few of the Fortune 500 companies of the ...

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