The US Military and the Culture of Contracting




The defence industry is often viewed as a classic producer of complex kit, gear and technological gadgetry, all packaged and shipped to foreign warzones. From missiles to bergens to aircraft, the flow of products from the factory floor to the front lines leads many to envision defence contractors as boilersuit-clad engineers steadily working in the wings. Yet, for several years now, these contractors – often working for traditional defence giants such as BAE – have played a huge...
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