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Analysis of Competition in the Defense Industrial Base: An F/A-22 Case Study
Contemporary Economic Policy
  • David R. King, Marquette University
  • John Driessnack
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10 p.
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DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-7287.2006.00019.x

Consolidation of the defense industrial base has led to concerns about whether enough competition exists between remaining firms to maintain needed cost reduction and innovation. We examine competition in the U.S. defense industrial base by performing an in-depth case study of Lockheed Martin and the F-22 program that considers multiple tiers of the industrial base. We find that defense firm specialization has led to outsourcing practices and arguably a more robust U.S. defense industrial base. Implications for government policy are identified.


Accepted version. Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 25, No. 1 (2007): 57-66. DOI. © 2007 Wiley. Used with permission.

David R. King was affiliated with the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB at the time of publication.

Citation Information
David R. King and John Driessnack. "Analysis of Competition in the Defense Industrial Base: An F/A-22 Case Study" Contemporary Economic Policy (2007) ISSN: 1074-3529
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