Accession Number:

ADA501227

Title:

India's Military Aviation Market: Opportunities for the United States

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

What are Indias future aviation requirements and what political, military, and economic opportunities do they present to the United States Three factors are important in understanding these two phenomena Indian policy makers are beginning to think in terms of projecting power extra-regionally and, therefore, are investing in the weapons systems necessary to achieve this objective. The US-India relationship is changing, and the transfer of technology is becoming a central part of the transformed relationship. Indias economy is shifting from a Soviet-style command economy to a modern economy, and this is starting to impact on the procurement and development of weapons systems. In this context, examining the Indian aviation market provides a better understanding of what are the opportunities and challenges in the broader US-India strategic relationship.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE