For decades, analysts have understood the nonmarket conditions of defense development and procurement. First, government-as-buyer and ultimate legal authority are atypical market con- straints and, second, military weapons systems often have no commercial equivalents and may also have several unique component or material require- ments—for example a one-off elec- tronic component architecture.
"Arms and Innovation: Entrepreneurship and Alliances in theTwenty-First-Century Defense Industry,"
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