| Welcome to 21c. We hope you enjoy your visit.|
You're currently viewing our forum as a guest. This means you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use. If you join our community, you'll be able to access member-only sections, and use many member-only features such as customizing your profile, sending personal messages, and voting in polls. Registration is simple, fast, and completely free.
Join our community!
If you're already a member please log in to your account to access all of our features:
Timescale: Q3 2015
--> Quick Start Guide <--
World Militaries Guide
Get on IRC!
, Duty Free Shop
Group: Mil Mod
Member No.: 134
Joined: 20 Sep 2008
It's actually fairly typical for the US to get both the rights and the political clout to sell designs of others that it produces under license.
The US has frequently sold C-27A/Js, even though they're license-built Italian G.222s (and now there are more countries using C-27s than G.222s). The US has offered HC-144s in the Americas, which is a license-built Spanish CN-235 MPA. India has been negotiating with the US for an FMS delivery of M777 howitzers, a license-built UK design. It's sold the M249 SAW quite heavily (Belgian Minimi). The Stryker and LAV, the latter of which has been regularly exported to nations like Saudi Arabia, are Canadian variants of a Swiss vehicle (MOWAG Piranha).
A lot of companies enjoy a relationship where the US can sell their equipment. It's often going to generate revenue they wouldn't otherwise get: either its contracted to a US-based subsidiary, or they get license fees, and it's not like the original developing nation can't protest and possibly even stop the sale. But few nations would refuse to sell to anyone that the US will.
|QUOTE (Iran (CSJ) @ 04 Feb 2011 14.20.56)|
|We are always happy to export the Great Revolution, and if you simply convert your people to Islam and govern according to Sharia, we will be happy to accept you as brothers in arms and provide you with all the ballistic missiles and cheap unlicensed copies of obsolete equipments that your hearts desire.|
And our women are better
"There is a sucker born every minute. And for every one born, there are two to take him." - P. T. Barnum
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
Create a free forum in seconds.
Flag images are courtesy of http://www.3dflagsplus.com/